International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Computer Science & Engineering | Turkey | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

A Study on Social Media Usage Habits of University Students

Yasemin Gultepe [2]

Abstract: Social media is widely used as a virtual tool by university students in the fields of communication and education. In this study, based on the intensified relationship between technology and the individual, it is tried to determine the habits of young people using social media. The general aim of the study is to determine the internet and the social media usage aims and social media usage habits of the students of the Engineering and Architecture Faculty in Kastamonu University, Kastamonu. In order to determine social media usage habits, students' attitudes towards social networks and usage habits were questioned. The main material of the research consists of data obtained from face to face questionnaire with 180 students (118 Female & 62 Male). Descriptive statistics and some tests were used in the analysis of the data. According to the research findings, WhatsApp is the social networking tool they prefer to use most. As a result of performing analysis, it was found that both male and female students were more likely to use social media for entertainment purposes. There was no significant difference between the aims of using social media by gender. The outcomes of this study will be useful for the awareness of those who have duty in engineering education and will also be educatory in engineering communications and publications in the future.

Keywords: Social media, student, internet, social media usage habits

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,

Pages: 717 - 721

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