Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EDD)
College of Education
Jennifer J. Lesh
The purpose of this study is to determine how social media affects the behavior of elementary-aged children and how to apply the specific social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies students need to develop in order to have a successful online experience. There is a need for elementary-aged children to use social-emotional learning (SEL) competencies on social media.
The purpose of this mixed-methods sequential phase design study is to explore the parent perception of the relationship between social-emotional learning (SEL) and social media use in the behavior of elementary students. Through the use of questionnaires and a focus group, the researchers found themes that emerged from the data to understand the parent perception of the relationship between children utilizing SEL competencies and the influence of social media on their children. Some of the themes included: a lack of self-esteem, the importance of eating meals together, utilizing boundaries, and adults modeling appropriate online behavior.
Panella, A., & Quinn, M. (2019). Developing digital citizens using social-emotional competencies [Doctoral dissertation, Lynn University]. SPIRAL. https://spiral.lynn.edu/etds/391