Student Perceived Efficacy of an Adult Initiated Social Networking Intervention
Tuesday, October 18 10:00-10:20 AM
Presider:Khendum Gyabak, The University of Texas at El Paso, United States
ABSTRACT: In an Eastern United States, public, magnet, secondary school, the active parent association expended both time and monetary effort offering a school-wide presentation on the potential backlash of social networking sites (SNS). Through a survey, using semantic differentials (n= 141 respondents), this study investigates the reaction of the representative student body to the intervention. On the surface, the intervention was well received and entertaining to all stakeholders. Statistical significant differences were found between student gender (p < .05) using Minitab data analysis software and the Kruskall-Wallis non-parametric to mitigate unequal cell sizes. Discussion is provided as to potential rationale for some of the inconsistent data acquired relative to the actions most commonly expected. The culture of the institution may have instantiated mitigating effects.