Power And Influence Of Social Media On College Students

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By understanding the power and influence that social media have in a college student life is vital for todays society. Social media has created a tremendous opportunity for college student to stay in contact with each other on a much easier level. However, some have been badly mistreated on it, so bad, that they never recuperate from it. The Internet and social media have become a platform for everybody to voice their opinion, and it is almost impossible not having any privacy without not being on social media. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the importance social media is for a college student, also, to see if there are any differences in reasons between American and Scandinavian college students of why they are …show more content…
(two-tailed) is .000 for Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. This is below the pre-specified alpha of 0.05. Therefore, there is a significant statistical difference between these three social networking sites. However, the Sig (two-tailed) for Twitter, YouTube and Tinder has a higher pre-specified alpha of 0.05, which means that it does not have a significant statistical difference between these three social networking sites. Further analysis also found out that “social media takes up more time than it is worth”, “the Internet helps me to find research to do my academic papers” and also “I would rather use the campus Library and their staff than the Internet” it is possible to conclude that there are no significant difference between what the American students answered and the Scandinavian students answered. However, it is important to mention both the Americans and the Scandinavian students responded that they “disagreed” regarding if they would use the Campus Library rather than the Internet. There is a significant statistical difference between them when it comes to understanding the value of: “social media is a valuable way to connect with others”, “you feel a social pressure to be active on social media” and “you feel a possibility of missing out if your not active on social …show more content…
As briefly mentioned, this study conducted the differences between the US students and Scandinavian students most when it came to that 8.7 % was not on social media. Quantitative research helped this study to understand the differences of being on social media, however, to expand the research, it could also try to see if there were any gender differences when it came for the usage of social media. Additional qualitative research in terms of focus groups and interviews could also be used to enrich the research further. Lastly, related thesis research regarding in what way college students adopt social media is highly recommended. It is not only beneficial for new social media networking sites in order to get the users, however, it can be a crucial beneficial for college campus, students and even professors to learn how social media has become a crucial part of peoples lives, and also, try to see how different aspects of social networking sites could be beneficial in terms of brining the students closer

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