Social networking profiles: an examination of student attitudes regarding use and appropriateness of content

Cyberpsychol Behav. 2008 Feb;11(1):95-7. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2007.9927.


This study examined students' use of and attitudes toward social networking sites. Significant gender differences were found regarding the type of information posted and whether students were comfortable with employers seeing this information. There were several items that students were likely to post on their sites but were not comfortable with employers seeing. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude*
  • Employment
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Morals
  • Social Behavior*
  • Social Support*
  • Students / psychology*