Student Perceived Efficacy of an Adult Initiated Social Networking Intervention

ID: 34715 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Francis Fish, Charter School of Wilmington, United States
  2. David Brown, The Charter School of Wilmington, United States

Tuesday, October 18 10:00-10:20 AM Location: Kahuku

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.


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