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Publication date: 11 October 2021

Kimberly W. O'Connor, Kimberly S. McDonald, Brandon T. McDaniel and Gordon B. Schmidt

The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine individual perceptions about the impact that social media use has on career satisfaction and perceived career benefits. We…

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Purpose

The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine individual perceptions about the impact that social media use has on career satisfaction and perceived career benefits. We examined whether informal online learning through “typical” types of social media behaviors (e.g. liking a post or messaging another user) and “networking” types of social media behaviors (e.g. endorsing another user, writing recommendations, going “live,” or looking for a job) impacted career-related perceptions.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, we analyzed Amazon Mechanical Turk survey data gathered from adult participants (n = 475). We focused our inquiry specifically on two social media sites, Facebook and LinkedIn. We asked participants about their social media use and behaviors, as well as their perceptions of career satisfaction and career benefits related to social media.

Findings

We found that both typical and networking types of social media behaviors positively predicted the “knowing whom” career competency (defined as career relevant networks and contacts that individuals use to develop their careers) and career satisfaction. Only networking behaviors were positively associated with perceived career benefits of social media use. We further found that LinkedIn users’ career satisfaction was lower compared to non-LinkedIn users.

Originality/value

This study adds to the small, but growing body of career research focusing on social capital and social media. Our results suggest that informal online learning via social media may have a positive impact on employees’ career-related perceptions.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 36 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Publication date: 7 June 2022

Gordon B. Schmidt and Sy Islam

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Publication date: 8 February 2024

Mark Julien, Micheal Stratton, Gordon B. Schmidt and Russell Clayton

Management educators often seek out innovative ways to introduce theories and concepts in such a way that students are more engaged and connected with the course material. A meme…

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Purpose

Management educators often seek out innovative ways to introduce theories and concepts in such a way that students are more engaged and connected with the course material. A meme is an image juxtaposed with short text that elicits emotional responses from its readers and is now a staple in social media. Examples include: grumpy cat, success kid and distracted boyfriend. The authors have successfully used memes both online and in-person as a teaching tool. This paper aims to describe how the authors have used memes and some of the best practices and lessons learned from this experience.

Design/methodology/approach

Students in a training and development undergraduate course and an organizational behavior MBA course were tasked with creating and presenting memes that reflected the subject matter in their respective courses.

Findings

Their fellow students were successful in identifying the course theory or concept when these student presenters presented their memes in class. This suggests that this type of activity is helpful for students to apply a key course concept or theory in a way that was fun and interactive. Follow-up feedback from the students indicated that they enjoyed this type of activity and felt that it aided in their retention of course material.

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While memes are quite popular in social media, there is a paucity of academic articles on the application of memes for teaching management concepts. This article guides instructors on how the authors have used memes in the classroom and offers some suggestions for doing a debrief afterward.

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Organization Management Journal, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2753-8567

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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Leaders Assemble! Leadership in the MCU
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-673-6

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