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The Internet Solution

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003456/00001

Material Information

Title: The Internet Solution The Effectiveness and Future of Internet Based Interventions
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Thomas, Ian S.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Internet
Community
World Wide Web
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Almost everyone experiences loneliness at some point and for some it can cause serious problems. Loneliness is common in the college population, and can lead to decreased well-being and attrition. Many situational factors that cause loneliness are due to a lack of access to timely and appropriate information about one's social network. The World Wide Web has been shown to be an effective tool for communicating large amounts of information quickly to many people. As such, there is a great potential for its use by college students to aid in developing a sense of community, and decreasing loneliness. The focus of this project was to explore the ways in which people can use the Internet to prevent loneliness. The objectives of this repeated measures design were: To determine the factors of loneliness that may be alleviated using the Internet; to measure the effectiveness of an Internet resource, StudentWeb, in reducing loneliness; and to determine what role, if any, the Internet might play in the enhancement of the student community. The results of pre and post surveys showed that access to resources, use of campus resources, and use of online resources were negatively related to loneliness. While the study was unable to show any effect of StudentWeb on loneliness and aspects of campus involvement, the results of this study do suggest that Internet resources may have a future role in addressing loneliness in college populations.
Statement of Responsibility: by Ian S. Thomas
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Ryan, Kimberly

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 T4
System ID: NCFE003456:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003456/00001

Material Information

Title: The Internet Solution The Effectiveness and Future of Internet Based Interventions
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Thomas, Ian S.
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Internet
Community
World Wide Web
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Almost everyone experiences loneliness at some point and for some it can cause serious problems. Loneliness is common in the college population, and can lead to decreased well-being and attrition. Many situational factors that cause loneliness are due to a lack of access to timely and appropriate information about one's social network. The World Wide Web has been shown to be an effective tool for communicating large amounts of information quickly to many people. As such, there is a great potential for its use by college students to aid in developing a sense of community, and decreasing loneliness. The focus of this project was to explore the ways in which people can use the Internet to prevent loneliness. The objectives of this repeated measures design were: To determine the factors of loneliness that may be alleviated using the Internet; to measure the effectiveness of an Internet resource, StudentWeb, in reducing loneliness; and to determine what role, if any, the Internet might play in the enhancement of the student community. The results of pre and post surveys showed that access to resources, use of campus resources, and use of online resources were negatively related to loneliness. While the study was unable to show any effect of StudentWeb on loneliness and aspects of campus involvement, the results of this study do suggest that Internet resources may have a future role in addressing loneliness in college populations.
Statement of Responsibility: by Ian S. Thomas
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Ryan, Kimberly

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 T4
System ID: NCFE003456:00001

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