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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Rex Karsten

Keywords

Facebook (Electronic resource); Online social networks;

Abstract

A survey of 407 students was conducted at a medium-sized Midwestern university to examine what motivates college students to have friends on Facebook. The goal of the study was to see if people interact with more Facebook friends than they do offline friends on a regular basis and to see if the primary reason students become friends with others on Facebook is to increase their popularity. The results suggest that students do not become Facebook friends with others to increase their popularity, which is in contrast to previous research. Results were inconclusive in determining if people regularly interact with more Facebook friends than they do offline friends

Date of Award

2009

Department

Department of Management

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2009

Object Description

36 p.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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