Quotation Hall, Margeret, Caton, Simon. 2016. Online engagement and well-being at higher education institutes: A German case study. In 2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops, Hrsg. IFIP, 542-547. Vienna: IEEE.


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Society is increasingly mirrored in the digital sphere. Unknown is how well this maps back in real-life aspects like the feeling of well-being or community engagement. Our tool 'BeWell@KIT' was employed to parse 140 Facebook pages comprising the online social media presence of a large public German university. Discourse attributes are established and investigated to identify the interaction between digital discourse and real-world events. We find evidence of critical system-wide events directly impacting the expressed well-being and engagement of the community, while also displaying an uptick in the psychological concepts 'belongingness' and 'resilience.' Our study indicates that digital expressions of well-being support the healthy functioning of the community at large.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Online engagement and well-being at higher education institutes: A German case study
Title of whole publication 2016 IFIP Networking Conference (IFIP Networking) and Workshops
Editor IFIP
Page from 542
Page to 547
Location Vienna
Publisher IEEE
Year 2016
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303403864_Online_Engagement_and_Well-being_at_Higher_Education_Institutes_A_German_Case_Study
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Hall, Margeret (Details)
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Caton, Simon (National College of Ireland, Ireland)
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Institute for Cognition & Behavior IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1127 Information science (Details)
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