They sent two reminder emails to anyone who did not respond to the first email. They gave students who participated $5 in their student spending account. The survey was hosted by a website called Zoomerang in 2006. Out of the 800, 286 completed the survey online which was a rate of response of 35.8%.
The researchers used three measures which they called "bridging, bonding, and maintained social capital" (p. 1152). They used two scales to measure the relationship between self-esteem scale and satisfaction with MSU life. They found that many of the students used Facebook to meet new people (mean= 26.14, p