Advisor

Jeffrey Robinson

Date of Award

Fall 12-11-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication

Department

Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 60 pages)

Subjects

Online social networks -- Social aspects, Location-based services -- Social aspects, Interpersonal relations, Interpersonal communication

DOI

10.15760/etd.2626

Abstract

This study examines factors associated with the frequency with which users of location-based social networks (LBSNs) "check-in" with their "friends." In addition to a variety of control factors (i.e., sex homophily, race homophily, geographic proximity, length of friendship, and "friendship" type, including non-romantic friend, romantic partner, and family), the central factors of interest were users' background and attitude homophily with, and relational closeness to, their "friends." Results demonstrate that relational closeness and "friendship" type (i.e., romantic partner) were significantly, positively associated with "check-in" frequency.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16420

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