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ERIC Number: ED590319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Junior College Students' Usage of Social Networking Sites for Their Personal and Academic Work
Inchiparamban, Sandychris; Pingle, Sudha
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The world indeed is a small place. This goes perfectly with the fact that communication today has brought people very close. One way of communication is the use of social networking sites. Statistics indicate that it is the youth who use these sites to a great extent. The present study aims to study the use of social networking sites among junior college students for their personal and academic work and compare the use of these sites on the basis of gender. The sample was selected using random sampling techniques. The sample included 202 males and 278 females studying in junior colleges in Greater Mumbai. The tool used for this study was a questionnaire constructed to measure the use of social networking sites for personal and academic work and the data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis (descriptive analysis and t-test). Findings suggest that male students used social networking sites more than female students for both personal and academic work. Further, findings also indicate that Facebook and YouTube were the most preferred social networking sites for personal work while Google and Wikipedia were preferred for academic work. An important finding was the increasing use of the mobile messaging application, WhatsApp, for both personal and academic work.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India