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Social Media Generation In Urban China

Author : Hanyun Huang
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Social media such as instant messaging (IM), social networking sites (SNS), blogs and microblogs are an integral part of adolescents’ lives in China. Anecdotal evidence reported in the news has suggested that the increasing popularity of social media could make adolescents more vulnerable to being addicted. This exploratory study proposes the concept of “social media addiction” and examines (a) whether social media addiction exists among adolescents in urban China and, if so, who the addicts are, what their symptoms are and to what extent they are addicted; (b) whether sociopsychological traits (e.g., need for affiliation, impression management, narcissism and leisure boredom) can predict social media addiction among adolescents; (c) what gratifications are obtained by adolescents from their use of social media and whether these gratifications can predict social media addiction and (d) to what degree social media addiction influences adolescents’ academic performance and social capital. This study employed quantitative questionnaire surveys among adolescents as the main research method, supplemented by qualitative pre-survey focus groups among adolescents and post-survey in-depth interviews among parents and teachers. Questionnaire surveys were conducted based on a multi-stage cluster sampling of seven middle schools in five urban Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen. The final sample consisted of 1,549 adolescents, of whom 90% had used social media. Using Young’s classic definition of Internet addiction, 15.6% of participants were classified as social media addicts. The addicted adolescents were often self-absorbed, bored with their leisure time, and good at using manipulation through social media for impression management. Addicts experienced four major social media addiction symptoms: preoccupation, adverse consequences, alleviation of negative emotions and loss of interest in social activities. The seven social media gratifications identified in this study can be categorized into social, information and entertainment gratifications. Among these, entertainment gratifications had the most power to predict social media addiction, while information gratifications were the least likely to lead to addiction. Furthermore, these gratifications were found to be powerful mediators between the adolescents’ sociopsychological traits and social media addiction. Finally, the results also indicated that social media addiction and its symptoms had a significant negative impact on adolescents’ academic performance and social capital.

Proceedings Of Iac 2019 In Budapest

Author : Group of authors
ISBN : 9788088203100
Genre : Business & Economics
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International Academic Conference on Teaching, Learning and E-learning and International Academic Conference on Management, Economics and Marketing and International Academic Conference on Transport, Logistics, Tourism and Sport Science Budapest, Hungary 2019 (IAC-TLEl + IAC-MEM + IAC-TLTS), March 15 - 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence On Fashion And Textiles

Author : Wai Keung Wong
ISBN : 9783319996950
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The book includes the Proceedings of the Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textiles conference 2018 which provides state-of-the-art techniques and applications of AI in the fashion and textile industries. It is essential reading for scientists, researchers and R&D professionals working in the field of AI with applications in the fashion and textile industry; managers in the fashion and textile enterprises; and anyone with an interest in the applications of AI. Over the last two decades, with the great advancement of computer technology, academic research in artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in fashion and textile supply chain has been becoming a very hot topic and has received greater attention from both academics and industrialists. A number of AI-related techniques has been successfully employed and proven to handle the problems including fashion sales forecasting, supply chain optimization, planning and scheduling, textile material defect detection, fashion and textile image recognition, fashion image and style retrieval, human body modeling and fitting, etc.

The Politics Of Chinese Media

Author : Bingchun Meng
ISBN : 9781137462145
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This book offers an analytical account of the consensus and contestations of the politics of Chinese media at both institutional and discursive levels. It considers the formal politics of how the Chinese state manages political communication internally and externally in the post-socialist era, and examines the politics of news media, focusing particularly on how journalists navigate the competing demands of the state, the capital and the urban middle class readership. The book also addresses the politics of entertainment media, in terms of how power operates upon and within media culture, and the politics of digital networks, highlighting how the Internet has become the battlefield of ideological contestation while also shaping how political negotiations are conducted. Bearing in mind the contemporary relevance of China’s socialist revolution, this text challenges both the liberal universalist view that presupposes ‘the end of history’ and various versions of China exceptionalism, which downplay the impact of China’s integration into global capitalism.

Social Media In Employee Selection And Recruitment

Author : Richard N. Landers
ISBN : 9783319299891
Genre : Psychology
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This timely resource offers fresh research on companies’ use of social media platforms—from Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn and other career sites—to find and hire personnel. Its balanced approach explains why and how social media are commonly used in both employee recruitment and selection, exploring relevant theoretical constructs and practical considerations about their appropriateness and validity. Contributors clarify a confusing cyberscape with recommendations and best practices, legal and ethical issues, pitfalls and problems, and possibilities for standardization. And the book’s insights on emerging and anticipated developments will keep the reader abreast of the field as it evolves. Included in the coverage: · Social media as a personnel selection and hiring resource: Reservations and recommendations. · Game-thinking within social media to recruit and select job candidates. · Social media, big data, and employment decisions. · The use of social media by BRIC nations during the selection process. · Legal concerns when considering social media data in selection. · Online exclusion: Biases that may arise when using social media in talent acquisition. · Is John Smith really John Smith? Misrepresentations and misattributions of candidates using social media and social networking sites. Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment is a bedrock reference for industrial/organizational psychology and human resources academics currently or planning to conduct research in this area, as well as for academic libraries. Practitioners considering consulting social media as part of human resource planning or selection system design will find it a straight-talking guide to staying competitive.

Social Media And Indian Youth

Author : Dr.Sanjay Singh Baghel
ISBN : 9789383996490
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Preface Social networking sites (SNS’s) have become imperative to the lives of youth today. They are a compulsive and addictive behavior to our modern adolescence. Facebook, twitter, orkut, linkedin and other networking sites have not only given them a platform to interact, discuss and remain in touch with their loved ones who live at places across the globe but also to voice their opinions on social issues. It has created nothing less than a revolution across the world. The recent Jan Lokpal Bill Movement led by Anna Hajare and his team, and Nirbhaya Gang Rape case movement are uprising examples of SNS’s where youths created mass awareness across the society. They not only participated to create a movement but also voiced their opinions through the various social networking sites mobilizing people to sign online petitions, sending them across to the respective authorities. It was an eye opening example for any country and the government to understand the power of Social networking sites. The SNS’s have made a significant change in their personal and social lives, and played a crucial role in breaking boundaries, crossing nations, enabling them to communicate and share their view on issues like violation of human rights, girl’s education, 10 • Social Media and Indian Youth adverse effects of global warming, wrong deeds of political leaders, crime against women, corruption etc. On one hand where social networking sites empower the youth and enable them to grow up to their social circle in terms of their own acquaintances, on the other it raises many questions about their life styles, safety, privacy and legal issues. The study is an attempt to understand the impact of these networking sites on the life styles of Indian youths and also to form opinion about their thoughts, sociological and psychological change in their Behavior. There is no doubt Social media industry in India is run by young and educated youths in big cities and town. According to Analysis and Outlook Social Media in India 2011 and 2012, Indian SNS market saw a tremendous growth in the rise of the number of users and their participations and the amout of time spent. While Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in their report status “there has been rapid rise in the number of internet users in India, it has reached 21 million users in 2011. Broadband too has seen significant growth in 2011with13.30 million users (22%, Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc. Y. O. U) compared to 10.92 million users in 2010 and was expected to reach 15.9 million users by end of 2012. 80% of the internet users are urban users and 20% are rural users in India and educated young people. Indians migrate to United States (US) for education and jobs and most of them will be in constant touch with friends and families which led to the rise in usage of social networks and it is further expected to increase as US companies set up offices in India employing thousands of people here. Apart from this more technology related products like mobiles, laptops, other computing devices like PCs, tablets and finally the voyeuristic appeal with open networks will drive the usage further. Most popular social networking site in India is Facebook as recently it dethroned Indonesia from the number two slot with 46 million monthly active users in February 2012 on the site, an increase of 132% from the prior year. Urban cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and other tier 1and 2 cities and towns dominate the social networking usage in India. 75% is dominated by male and mostly the young students and professionals in the age group of 18-24 are dominating the social media usage followed by the 25- 34 age group. They spend hours every month on the various social networking sites and actively engage with friends and others. Most of the users are using social media to stay in touch with friends, track and update their activities, social gaming, follow groups and communities, discuss social, political cultural and entertainment topics and also look for information about brands, products and also provide their feedback.” Apart from the significant conceptual, theoritical and related aspects of SMS, the book presents a research analysis, gathering data across Delhi and Mumbai City from 550 respondents exploring the broad dimensions of the impact of social networking sites on the Indian youths, changing mind sets and their life styles. Further it also explores the potential possibilities for developing a knowledge based society and enhancing the quality of life. The book is of immense importance to the ones, who wants to understand social media and its importance on Indian youths. It will provide an insight to the students, educationists, researchers, media planners, social media users and policy makers. The authors trust that the book is an asset for all of us as we all are affected and attached in some means to the next generation revolution of social media. Dr. Sanjay Singh Baghel

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Women Of China

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The American Psychiatric Press Textbook Of Substance Abuse Treatment

Author : Marc Galanter
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In the United States, 18% of the population will experience a substance use disorder at some point in their lives, and addictive illness costs have reached $144 billion per year in health care and job loss -- making substance abuse a major health issue confronting us today. With a striking 35% of patients in general psychiatric units having substance use disorders, the need to report on the many advances in research and new pharmacological and psychosocial treatments has increased in recent years. "The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Second Edition," offers the field a well-organized review of our current understanding of the basic science and psychology underlying addiction, treatment modalities and programs, and the problems of specific populations. In this book, over 49 leading addiction experts cover The neurobiology of alcohol, stimulants, marijuana, opiates and hallucinogens, as well as the epidemiology, genetics, and cross-cultural aspects of substance abuse and the psychology of addiction Important treatment issues, including goals assessment, typologies of addiction, placement criteria, and outcome research of alcohol and drug abuse NEW chapters on club drugs, adolescent substance abuse, AIDS, dual diagnosis, addiction in women and perinatal addiction, and treatment of pain Treatments of specific types of drug dependence, including dependence on alcohol, cannabis, stimulants, hallucinogens, phencyclidine and ketamine, tobacco, sedative-hypnotics, and opioids NEW topics such as laboratory and psychometric diagnostics, medical education, prevention, and substance abuse treatment in the managed care era The most effective treatmentmodalities currently available for managing the substance-abusing patient as well as several specialized treatment options Written at a level helpful to both experienced and new clinicians, this comprehensive guide is a valuable treatment resource for all concerned with the issue of substance abuse.

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