Facebook use in college students : facing the learning motivation of young adults


Facebook use in college students : facing the learning motivation of young adults

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dc.contributor.advisor Schallert, Diane L.
dc.creator Huang, Chu-Jen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-30T18:58:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-30T18:58:45Z
dc.date.created 2012-08
dc.date.issued 2012-10-30
dc.date.submitted August 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6146
dc.description.abstract This study explored college students’ perceptions of Facebook, focusing on their views of Facebook as an informal learning environment, how the features of Facebook motivate students’ learning, and the relationship between motivation and interest triggered when using Facebook. Participants were surveyed via an online survey program in order to examine whether their perceptions and experiences with Facebook (Madge, Wellens, & Hooley, 2009) and how the features of Facebook motivated users’ learning. This study provides evidence to support the idea that interest and motivated actions on Facebook are related. For example, students mostly read (click) posts that are related to things they are learning and therefore they are mostly self-motivated to reply to posts in which they are interested. In addition, in support of the four-phase model of interest development (Hidi & Renninger, 2006), students’ positive feelings, which is interest, plays a crucial role in developing individual interest which leads to self-regulated learning.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Learning
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject Facebook
dc.subject Informal learning
dc.subject Interest
dc.subject College student
dc.title Facebook use in college students : facing the learning motivation of young adults
dc.date.updated 2012-10-30T18:58:52Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6146
dc.contributor.committeeMember Falbo, Toni
dc.description.department Educational Psychology
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Educational Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Educational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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