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Pages: 3618-3627
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: A FACULTY PERCEPTION COMPARISON BETWEEN GENDERS

K. Hashim, L. Al-Sharqi, I. Kutbi

King Abdulaziz University (SAUDI ARABIA)
Social media has impacted our society as an instrument for social communication. This study investigates gender differences and similarities of King Abdulaziz University (KAU) instructors’ perceptions of social media impact on social behavior of students. The sample size was 507 male and female instructors of different ages. Research outcome indicates that instructors are familiar with and are immersed in social media use with female instructors 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. Common positive factors include ability to share ideas and knowledge with a wider and more varied audience, collaborate with others to achieve goals, improve ability to contribute to society, improve connectedness to communities and understand community issues in a better way. Common concerns relate to physical inactivity, being less productive and distracted from everyday life activities, social introversion, exposure to bullying and domination attitudes; and mental dullness. These findings can help identify possible strategies to mitigate concerns relating to the use of social media.
@InProceedings{HASHIM2015SOC2,
author = {Hashim, K. and Al-Sharqi, L. and Kutbi, I.},
title = {SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: A FACULTY PERCEPTION COMPARISON BETWEEN GENDERS},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {3618-3627}}
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TI - SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: A FACULTY PERCEPTION COMPARISON BETWEEN GENDERS
SN - 978-84-608-2657-6/2340-1095
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K. Hashim, L. Al-Sharqi, I. Kutbi (2015) SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: A FACULTY PERCEPTION COMPARISON BETWEEN GENDERS, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 3618-3627.
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