Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 3(3), pp. 69 - 72
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030302
Reprint (PDF) (211Kb)


Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp) Used, and it's Relationship with the University Students Contact with their Families in Saudi Arabia


Saleh Ibrahim Alsanie *
Department of Psychology, Imam M. S. I. University, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT

Social media an important component of modern people lives of contemporary societies, and on the point of particular young people. The aim of the present research to study the relationship of the use of social media the following social media: WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook, continuing university students with their families. The sample consisted of students from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, of the four departments' in which the study Bachelor until eighth level, and the total sample 658 students from the departments: psychology, sociology, geography and history. And the used tool of The researcher is composed of three axes: the first axis of public data, and the second axis, means of communication: Includes used of social media and the time you spend with them daily, and the third axis of relationship and social media to communicate with the family: Includes ten phrases dealing with the impact of social media on the continuing student with his family. Extraction was ratified arbitrators and internal consistency, as a way to extract stability, and got good rates. The most important results was: 1) having a negative relationship between the use of statistically significant means of social communication and the relationship of students with their families. 2) the lack of impact on the type of scientific department on social media used. 3) time spent on the means of communication: the time came less than an hour the first rank (37.6%) of WhatsApp, and (54.4%) of Twitter, and (76.5%) for Facebook. 4) in the spread of means was ranked first way WhatsApp in use (93.4%) and then Twitter (46.4%) and Facebook (36.8%). The researcher concluded discussed a set of recommendations derived from the search results.

KEYWORDS
Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, University Students, Saudi Arabia

Cite this paper
Saleh Ibrahim Alsanie . "Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp) Used, and it's Relationship with the University Students Contact with their Families in Saudi Arabia." Universal Journal of Psychology 3.3 (2015) 69 - 72. doi: 10.13189/ujp.2015.030302.