Social networks in class

[Speaker] Lung, Tzyy-jiun:1
1:Hsuan Chuang University,Department of business administration (Taiwan)

For students, class is not only a place to learn, but also a place to get social relationship. In this study, we hope to understand the relationships of students of a class in different aspects (learning, playing or sharing affective...), through social network analysis. 32 students (around 19 years old) in organization behaviors course participated it. The results showed that "good friend" was not defined by studying, but by leisure (particularly, by eating together). Social network was bigger and more complicated in problem-resolving (about learning or affective) than leisure. For students, social network of learning build on the social network of leisure. In future, teaches should pay more attention to the leisure social network than to learning social network of students.
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