Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The use of electronic media to support traditional methods of interpersonal communication: An investigation of factors that influence interactions among undergraduate students in public and private universities
by Oghakpor, Emmanuel N., Ph.D., Capella University, 2008, 108; 3291458
Abstract (Summary)

The extensive use of electronic media to supplement traditional methods has the potential to revolutionize the educational process in the United States. The effect, if any, of extensive use of electronic media for interpersonal communication on technology-assisted education is investigated by determining student perceptions of such effects. The study builds upon the knowledge that electronic media can keep people connected, but can have negative impacts on face-to-face communication. Through mixed methods research, the data collection approach includes a survey of a sample of 105 undergraduate students in the United States, and is augmented by an integrated review of literature.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goldberg, Edward M.
Commitee: Ratcliff, Terry, Spangenburg, Janice
School: Capella University
Department: School of Business
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 68/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Communication, Adult education, Information science
Keywords: Electronic media, Information technology, Interpersonal communication, Private universities, Undergraduate
Publication Number: 3291458
ISBN: 978-0-549-36558-7
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