I conducted two studies that investigated Facebook and its relationship to college students’ social experiences. The first study focused on the associations between Facebook use and homesickness and friendsickness, while the second study explored the Facebook status and its relationship to the personality characteristics shyness, loneliness and a sense of belonging. Participants included 220 college students. Higher levels of Facebook use were related to higher levels of friendsickness and a greater connection to the Facebook status was related to higher levels of loneliness and shyness. Overall, Facebook had a negative relationship with college students’ social experiences.
Klingensmith, Carolyn L., "500 Friends and Still Friending: The Relationship between Facebook and College Students’ Social Experiences" (2010). Honors Projects. Paper 22.
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