Gujarat Journal of Extension Education (ISSN 2322-0678)

Title: PURPOSE AND EXTENT OF USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY STUDENTS

Authors: Sanyogita Dhanwal

Publisher: Society of Extension Education Gujarat

Keywords: facebook, social media, internet, whatsapp, youtube

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: June 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.56572/gjoee.2023.35.2.0023

Abstract: Social media is most modernistic form of media and acquire many features and characteristics. It have many facilities on same channel like as texting, communicating, images sharing, audio and video sharing, fast publishing, gaming, blogging, linking with all over world, direct connecting. Survey type research was conducted through the questionnaire. Locale of the study was in Hisar district of Haryana state. For the present investigation two private and two governments higher secondary schools (i.e. four schools) were selected from both the areas. Thus total sample comprised of 160 students were selected randomly. A well-structured interview schedule was developed for the data collection and data were quantified and interpreted by using suitable statistical tools to draw meaningful inference. Results highlighted that students keep themselves updates with latest know and how through newspaper, television, mobile phones, and mobile with internet connections. Majority of the students were aware and utilizing social media such as facebook, whatsapp, youtube, messenger and wikipedia etc. and most preferred application from online shopping was amazon and flipkart. They were generally spent more than two hours on social media irrespective of their locale.

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