Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Higher education professionals, particularly those in the realm of Residence Life, are working with outdated knowledge. Emerging research is showing that the incoming cohorts of college students are fundamentally different than their predecessors because of new media technology's prevalence in our society. This study aims to determine if the usage and presence of internet-connected technology impacts how students experience community within their residence halls. In this context, students' sense of community is defined as the extent to which these individuals develop senses of attachment, belonging, and involvement.
Hobson, Jared, "An Internet-Connected Community: How College Students Experience Residential Living in the Age of New Media" (2022). Master of Arts in Higher Education (MAHE) Theses. 193.