Survey: Examining Predictors of Social Networking Participation

I am working on a dissertation in pursuit of my PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. To those who have already taken the survey, I thank you. I hope others will share less than 10 minutes with me to take the survey.

My research is intended to build an adoption and participation model that provides knowledge that both predicts and promotes social networking activities. The survey employs a theoretical framework that promotes effective measurement of concepts that predict social networking adoption and participation.

This exploratory research effort examines relationships between social networking and predictors of individual performance and participation in organizations. The scope of this study is limited as it appears to be the first-ever attempt to examine relationships between social networking, individual performance and participation in the manner that I have chosen. I look forward to analyzing the data and drawing some conclusions.

I believe that this initial examination is necessary because organizations require even informal benchmark evidence that social networking is able to establish a personal focus prior to implementation. When completed, the study may also benefit the GovLoop membership greatly because it will allow prediction and promotion of levels of participation in social networking.

I will be presenting this topic at the The Virginia Council of Graduate Schools (VCGS) Sixth Annual Graduate Student Research Forum. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2011 at the Richmond State Library.

So, I hope you’ll decide to participate. Your responses are completely anonymous with absolutely no way of identifying any participants. Once you have started the survey, you may end participation at any time. To get to the survey, simply click on this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SNIP_Survey_2; or paste it into your browser.

If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please contact me at [email protected] or by phone at 757-876-6589.

Any feedback you provide is greatly appreciated. Again, thank you for your time and willingness to participate.

Michael Brown

PhD Candidate

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, Virginia

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