Title

Employers accessing facebook: examining student attitudes and gender differences in posting faux pas

RIS ID

36737

Publication Details

Peluchette, J. & Karl, K. (2008). Employers accessing facebook: examining student attitudes and gender differences in posting faux pas. Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, 16 (2), 12-27.

Abstract

This study examines gender differences in student reports of the likelihood that they woulld post various types on their Facebook profiles and their attitudes regarding other non-students accessing their profiles. Significant gender differences were found. Males were more likely than females to be selfpromoting and extreme in the kinds of information they would be likely to post and less concerned if employers viewed their profiles. Students reported several items that they would be likely to post on their sites but were not comfortable with employers seeing. Implications of these results and recommendations for future research are discussed.

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