A Study of the Relationship between Student Communication Interaction and Sense of Community

Shane Dawson



Sense of community, Communication, Quantitative methodology, Higher education


N=25 students were given supplementary communication resources in their online course, then asked to complete a survey regarding their perceived sense of community within the course. "The study ... demonstrated a clear linkage between the degree of communication interactions students undertake and their level of sense of community experienced."

APA Citation

Dawson, S. (2006). A study of the relationship between student communication interaction and sense of community. Internet and High Education, 9:153-162.

About the Study

Links to Article http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/jeductechsoci.11.3.224.pdf
Mode Online
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Internet and Higher Education
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)
Intervention/Areas of Study
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics Arts and humanities
Outcome Variables of Interest Satisfaction
Student Sample Size 400-499
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