When you’re going through a tough time, the best way to get your life back on track is to be online, according to a new study.
University of Illinois students are more likely to use Facebook to talk about their feelings and to connect with their peers, compared to students at more traditional institutions, according a study published in the Journal of Research in Personality.
Students at Belmont University in Illinois were more likely than students at other elite universities to use the social network to connect and share their experiences, compared with their counterparts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University at Buffalo and Northwestern University.
The study also found that students at Belmortons Facebook page were more socially isolated and self-conscious than students of similar age and background at other institutions.
Belmont University President Robert S. D’Alessandro said in a statement that students’ use of social media is a common experience for many, and that his university is committed to making sure that every student at Belmonte understands the risks and benefits of social networking.
Belmorton has a long history of serving as a haven for students who struggle academically.
The university, located in Chicago, has a student body of nearly 1,100, and a faculty of more than 400.
Students at the university have access to nearly 1 million alumni and students, according the university.