Did Facebook absorb freewill?

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dc.contributor.advisor Hair, Neil
dc.contributor.author Soon, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-06T15:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-06T15:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/12687
dc.description.abstract Previous studies on social networking sites have failed to address comprehensively the level of efficacy and role of peer influences in the rise in membership levels of this new communication innovation. This study assessed the level of social influences at play in college students` decision to participate on Facebook. Online and postal surveys were sent to undergraduate students of a Northeastern institution of higher education to obtain self-reported of levels of perceived peer pressure influencing their participation on Facebook. The data collected were used to test a new theory of social conformity. No relationship was found between time spent on Facebook in a typical week and peer pressure. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Conformity en_US
dc.subject Deindividuation en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.subject Free will en_US
dc.subject Peer pressure en_US
dc.subject Social influence en_US
dc.subject.lcc HM743.F33 S66 2010
dc.subject.lcsh Facebook (Electronic resource)--Research en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Facebook (Electronic resource)--Public opinion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students--New York (State)--Rochester--Attitudes en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Peer pressure en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Conformity en_US
dc.title Did Facebook absorb freewill? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Liberal Arts en_US
dc.description.department Department of Communication en_US

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