There has been a positive link between Facebook use and persistence rates. College freshman who returned the following year were found to have more Facebook friends and more wall posts than those students who did not return the following year.
Morris, J., Reese, J., Beck, R., & Mattis, C. (2009). Facebook usage as a predictor of retention at a private 4-year institution. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 11(3), 311-322.
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|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|In Publication||Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice|
|Type of Research||Mixed methods|
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|Level of Analysis||Student-level|
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|Student Sample Size||300-399|