The Resource A study of internet use and its impact on individual level social capital indicators and motivation to volunteer, by Andrea Lela Stark, (electronic resource)

A study of internet use and its impact on individual level social capital indicators and motivation to volunteer, by Andrea Lela Stark, (electronic resource)

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A study of internet use and its impact on individual level social capital indicators and motivation to volunteer
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A study of internet use and its impact on individual level social capital indicators and motivation to volunteer
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea Lela Stark
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Language
eng
Summary
This paper explores the relationship between Internet use among college students and the production of individual level social capital. As such, this paper applied the uses and gratifications theory to motivations for using the Internet among college students, in an effort to observe the relationship between time spent online in an average day, motivations for using the Internet, and the production of individual level social capital. Individual level indicators of social capital--life contentment, interpersonal trust, and volunteerism--are discussed in detail. Each social capital variable was regressed on the five gratification variables in a multiple regression analysis, which revealed that while total time online was not a predictor of the overall life contentment and volunteer behavior, it is predictive of interpersonal trust. Findings also showed that only the information gratification is related to interpersonal trust, but none of the other gratifications were predictive of individual level social capital. The predictive power of Internet use is then analyzed relative to key demographic characteristics. Additional research on social capital and new media is suggested. Implications of study findings are also discussed
Cataloging source
MUU
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Stark, Andrea Lela
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bolls, Paul David
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  • Internet
  • Internet users
  • College students
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • Voluntarism
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specialized
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A study of internet use and its impact on individual level social capital indicators and motivation to volunteer, by Andrea Lela Stark, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb, 18, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Paul Bolls
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
539099903
Extent
1 online resource (x, 135 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)539099903
Label
A study of internet use and its impact on individual level social capital indicators and motivation to volunteer, by Andrea Lela Stark, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb, 18, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Paul Bolls
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
539099903
Extent
1 online resource (x, 135 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)539099903

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