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Pages: 1428-1437
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

GENDER COMPARISON ON PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

L. Al-Sharqi, K. Hashim, I. Kutbi

King Abdulaziz University (SAUDI ARABIA)
Social media has become pervasive, impacting the social and cultural fabric of our society. It has revolutionized the way we communicate, interact and socialize. This study investigates gender differences and similarities of King Abdulaziz University (KAU) students’ perceptions of social media impact on social behavior. Data were collected using a specially designed survey during the academic year 2013/2014. The sample size was 2605 male and female students of different ages. Research outcome indicates that students are familiar with and are immersed in social media use with female students being the heavier users of social media. Findings support the advantages of social media use on students’ social behavior and do not indicate any obvious disadvantages. The findings include identification of dominant gender-based and common perceptions. Differentiating factors include the male group having interest in respecting opinions of others and the female group emphasizing understanding community public issues. Common perception on advantages include the ability to learn about people’s different thinking styles, connect to others and communities, improve open-mindedness and alleviate routineness and boredom. Common concerns include physical inactivity, exposure to negative ideas and bad company, unproductivity and distraction, introversion and mental dullness. These findings can help in providing solutions to mitigate concerns relating to the use of social media.
@InProceedings{ALSHARQI2015GEN,
author = {Al-Sharqi, L. and Hashim, K. and Kutbi, I.},
title = {GENDER COMPARISON ON PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {1428-1437}}
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AU - L. Al-Sharqi AU - K. Hashim AU - I. Kutbi
TI - GENDER COMPARISON ON PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
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L. Al-Sharqi, K. Hashim, I. Kutbi (2015) GENDER COMPARISON ON PERCEPTIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 1428-1437.
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