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Understanding the differences in students' attitudes towards social media use: A case study from Oman

Al-Qaysi, Noor and Mohamad-Nordin, Norhisham and Al-Emran, Mostafa and Al-Sharafi, Mohammed A. (2019) Understanding the differences in students' attitudes towards social media use: A case study from Oman. In: 17th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2019, 15-17 October 2019 , Perak, Malaysia. pp. 176-179. (8896251). ISBN 978-1-7281-2613-5

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Abstract

Social media use by university students attracted the interest of several scholars worldwide. However, a limited amount of research articles was published to investigate the students’ attitudes towards social media usage in the Arab world universities. As a case study, the core objective of this research is to measure the students’ attitudes towards the use of social media at an academic institute in Oman. The study intends to examine the differences in these attitudes from the lenses of several attributes, including gender, age, year of study, and social media application. A total of 198 students took part in the study through an online survey. Although the findings showed no significant differences in attitudes with regard to the aforementioned studied attributes, it is imperative to report that all the participated students were mutually interested in using social media applications in learning practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Students’ attitudes; Social media; Higher education
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 06:44
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 06:44
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/26779
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