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dc.contributor.advisorSchallert, Diane L.en
dc.creatorHuang, Chu-Jenen
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T18:58:45Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-30T18:58:45Zen
dc.date.created2012-08en
dc.date.issued2012-10-30en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6146en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis 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.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectLearningen
dc.subjectMotivationen
dc.subjectFacebooken
dc.subjectInformal learningen
dc.subjectInteresten
dc.subjectCollege studenten
dc.titleFacebook use in college students : facing the learning motivation of young adultsen
dc.date.updated2012-10-30T18:58:52Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6146en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFalbo, Tonien
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychologyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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