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Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data

  An analysis is made of secondary data derived from Understanding Society: The UK household longitudinal study (2012) as related to the use of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst 16-21 year olds. This explores the relationship between employment status and the use of SNSs, and other key variables cited in the extant literature pertaining to the adoption of SNSs. The results of the analysis are then used as a basis to discuss future research on the information seeking behaviours of young job-seekers in the UK, using social media tools such as SNSs.

The full text of the paper is also available in the conference proceedings at https://idimc.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/2016-idimc-proceedings.pdf

  • Date:

    31 December 2016

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    LISU

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    302 Social interaction

  • Funders:

    ESRC Economic and Social Research Council; Skills Development Scotland

Citation

Mowbray, J., Raeside, R., Hall, H., & Robertson, P. (2016). Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data. In IDIMC 2016: Exploring our digital shadow - from data to intelligence. , (75-85)

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Keywords

Social network sites; social networking; "Understanding Society";

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