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Title:Investigating the role of social media during the transition of international students to the UK
Author(s):Alsuhaibani, Anas; Cox, Andrew; Hopfgartner, Frank
Subject(s):International students
International students' transition
Social media
Abstract:It is well known that international students' transition from their home to the host country is accompanied by many challenges. During the transition period, students are more likely to be depressed, anxious, lonely and socially disconnected. Social media, with its informational and communication characteristics, may be an increasingly important aspect of the experience. During the student's life in the host country, social media may help them to maintain well-being and provide them with necessary information. Combining qualitative interviews with social media data analysis, this study investigates the role of social media in Saudi students' transition to the UK by focusing on its impact on their social connections.
Issue Date:2019-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2019 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Anas Alsuhaibani, Andrew Cox, and Frank Hopfgartner
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-03-22

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