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Patterns of Undergraduate Student Interpersonal Interaction Network Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic
AERA Open ; 8, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1685977
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In spring 2020, many U.S. colleges and universities rapidly shifted to online instruction and implemented social distancing policies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students experienced unprecedented disruption of their interpersonal academic and social networks due to the loss of physical proximity. We used egocentric network analysis and latent profile analysis with survey data from April 2020 and conducted follow-up interviews in September 2020 to examine some of the pandemic’s immediate effects on student interpersonal network change. We found the disappearance of interpersonal network patterns featuring coworkers and academic ties, as well as reductions in students’ overall number of connections and the role diversity of their networks. Results suggest potential ongoing reduction of peer academic relationships, implying that institutional personnel may need to pay particular attention to academic connections in online spaces and to regenerating students’ academic networks when on-campus physical spaces may again be used to support learning. © The Author(s) 2022.
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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Cohort study / Observational study / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: AERA Open Year: 2022 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Cohort study / Observational study / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: AERA Open Year: 2022 Document Type: Article