Impact of Social Network Sites in the Life of University Students: A Case Study of Pokhara University, Nepal
Deepanjal Shrestha, Neesha Rajkarnikar, Deepmala Shrestha, Rojana Dhakal, Seung Ryul Jeong, Impact of Social Network Sites in the Life of University Students: A Case Study of Pokhara University, Nepal, International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer Science & Technology (IJIRCST) , Vol-9, I
9 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2021 Last revised: 20 Oct 2021
Date Written: July 1, 2021
This work analyses the impact of social network sites on the life of a university student in terms of intensity of use, personal life satisfaction, social trust, social expression and physical health. Study is based on close end survey design and consist of one hundred and fifty-four (154) respondents of four constituent campuses of Pokhara University, Nepal. The study uses both descriptive and inferential statistical methods to analyze data, draw conclusions and forward recommendations of the study. Chi-square test is also performed on the identified variables under investigation to calculate association among them. The work summarizes both the positive as well as negative aspects of using social network sites on the life university students that helps to build an understanding of role of technology in their life. Further, this study can serve as a base in identifying the socio-psychological aspects of technology of human life. For universities of under developed countries like Nepal, this can be a vital study in understanding technology and its application in academia.
Keywords: Social networking sites, Intensity of use, Physical health, Personal life satisfaction, Social trust, Social learning, Social expression
JEL Classification: Survey Methods; Sampling Methods, Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Process
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