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Effects of Social Network Sites on Social Capital and Awareness of Privacy: A Study of Chinese and U.S. College Students' Usage of Social Network Sites
Sun, Tianyi

2014, Master of Science (MS), Ohio University, Journalism (Communication).
This thesis examined the effects of social network sites (SNS) on users' social capital and privacy awareness and tested if differences existed in intensity of SNS usage and its relationship with students' social capital and privacy awareness between Chinese and the U.S. college students. An online survey conducted among Chinese Renren Network users and the U.S. Facebook users showed that the usage of SNSs was positively related to users' social capital (both bridging and partially bonding) and privacy awareness. Significant differences were found in the intensity of SNS usage and bridging social capital between the users of Facebook and Renren Network.
Jatin Srivastava (Advisor)
Bernhard Debatin (Committee Member)
Parul Jain (Committee Member)
105 p.

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Sun, T. (2014). Effects of Social Network Sites on Social Capital and Awareness of Privacy: A Study of Chinese and U.S. College Students' Usage of Social Network Sites. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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Sun, Tianyi. "Effects of Social Network Sites on Social Capital and Awareness of Privacy: A Study of Chinese and U.S. College Students' Usage of Social Network Sites." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio University, 2014. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 11 Dec 2017.

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Sun, Tianyi "Effects of Social Network Sites on Social Capital and Awareness of Privacy: A Study of Chinese and U.S. College Students' Usage of Social Network Sites." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio University, 2014. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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