Facebook fiends: Compulsive social networking and adjustment to college

Robert LaRose, Donghee Yvette Wohn, Nicole B. Ellison, Charles Steinfield

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15 Scopus citations

Abstract

The use of Social Network Sites (SNS) has been associated with both positive and negative effects on adolescents. To untangle these conflicting findings, the present research investigates relationships among differing indicators of SNS use and indices of academic, social and psychological adjustment in a population of first year college students in the United States. Compulsive use rather than heavy, intense, or habitual use was found to account for maladjustment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS Int. Conf. ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Democracy, Equity and Social Justice 2011, Part of the IADIS, MCCSIS 2011
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011, IADIS International Conference e-Democracy, Equity and Social Justice 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Jul 20 2011Jul 26 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IADIS Int. Conf. ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Democracy, Equity and Social Justice 2011, Part of the IADIS, MCCSIS 2011

Other

OtherIADIS International Conference ICT, Society and Human Beings 2011, IADIS International Conference e-Democracy, Equity and Social Justice 2011, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, MCCSIS 2011
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period7/20/117/26/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems

Keywords

  • Academic adjustment
  • Compulsive use
  • Facebook
  • Habit
  • Loneliness
  • Social network sites

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