UNIVERSITY STUDENT ATTITUDES TOWARDS EMPLOYERS ACCESSING THEIR PRIVATE SOCIAL MEDIA

2013 Issues in Information Systems  
Many of today's students spend a great deal of time online, and social networking is an important part of their daily communications. This study investigates students' perception of risks associated with the use of Social Media as it relates to their search for employment. It is based on a survey of 216 students from a northeast university. Findings indicate that 1) Social Media policies and the laws impacting them are in an evolutionary phase; 2) employer scrutiny of Social Media use by
more » ... Media use by employees is increasing; 3) the impact of Social Media scrutiny by employers is having a significant impact on employees; 4) respondents are learning that Social Media can become a personal liability if not managed properly; and 5) there exists a dichotomy in that many respondents view obtaining a job as paramount but insist that privacy is more important.
doi:10.48009/1_iis_2013_385-393 fatcat:o5gmcgeyjra33hwsu7kdd45deu