Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of a positive social media intervention on social well -being
by Key-Roberts, Melinda J., Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009, 135; 3366201
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of an online intervention on the social and psychological well-being of college freshman. Predictors of social well-being at pre- and post-test were examined via hierarchical regression analysis. The combined explanatory power of the predictor variables was considerable, accounting for a significant portion of variance in social well-being at time one and time two. Psychological well-being was a consistently strong predictor of social well-being at both pre- and post-test. Analysis of covariance and multivariate analysis of covariance were used to evaluate group differences on measures of social well-being across time one and time two. Contrary to expectations, no group differences were found. Furthermore, participants in both the intervention and control conditions experienced a decrease in social well-being over the course of their first semester in college.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Shane J.
Commitee: Coder Mikinski, Tamara, Krieshok, Tom, Rice, Suzanne, Skorupski, William
School: University of Kansas
Department: Psychology & Research in Education
School Location: United States -- Kansas
Source: DAI-B 70/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social psychology, Mass communications
Keywords: Intervention, Media, Positive psychology, Social cognitive theory, Social networking, Well-being
Publication Number: 3366201
ISBN: 9781109269932
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