Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration




Trivitt, Julie

Committee Member/Reader

Leflar, Charles


As university and corporate programs continue to encourage their professional faculty to post on social media as a means of spreading positive publicity, the consequences that follow social media by employees must also be inspected. This study focuses on appraising the opinion of professionals in regards to social media posts and the perceived responsibility for maintaining ethical content while posting on the web. To do this, a survey was distributed and the resulting data collected. The data shed light on the climate surrounding social media use and workplace expectations for it, as well as the degree of responsibility assumed by both employee and employer. In this paper, I use the survey results to draw conclusions which will assist employer organizations in developing and sustaining beneficial social media conduct policies, which promote productivity and inclusiveness within the work environment.


Business Administration and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication, Social Media