The Impact of Social Media Use Motives on Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment of International Students

Yiping Ma, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

Social media exerts tremendous influence especially on the young generation. Previous research has investigated the important function social media plays in the process of intercultural adjustment. Unfortunately, little attention has been paid to the impact of social media use motivation. While numerous studies of media use motivation centers around mass media, very few examine the impact of social media use motives on intercultural adjustment. To extend this line of research, this study investigates the relationship between social media use motives and intercultural adjustment of international students in the United States. Findings from t-test, correlation, and regression analyses are reported. Directions for future research are also discussed. ^

Subject Area

Communication

Recommended Citation

Yiping Ma, "The Impact of Social Media Use Motives on Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment of International Students" (2017). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI10278719.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI10278719

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