TITLE

Facebook: The Phenomenon of Bringing Addiction?

AUTHOR(S)
Mohd. Effendi
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Communication & Computer;Nov2011, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p925
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Facebook is a phenomenon that absorbs quickly and seen as a new tsunami after Myspace and Friendster. Thus, this preliminary study aimed to determine the level of addiction among the students up in the SMK Khir Johari and gender aspects of the whole. The study reviewed the number of hours using up one day, long experience of using up and estimates the number of friends at Facebook. In addition, studies also determine whether there were significant differences in the level of addiction among the students up from the aspect of gender and the relationship between addictions levels up with academic achievement. A total of 50 students (Facebook users) at SMK Khir Johari were chosen randomly. The findings showed that a high level of addiction to Facebook is about 54.0%. The boys have hooked up to higher levels than girls. Total time consumption up by the students was the most dominant of two hours a day at 38%. Long experience in using up most dominant for 3 years of 56%. Estimated number of friends that are dominant among the 201 to 300 people at 36%. It has no significant difference in the level of addiction up for gender in addition to having a poor relationship to the level of addiction up (r = 0.103, p = 0.475) and academic achievement. In relation to the number of results obtained, the main proposals have been submitted.
ACCESSION #
70490512

 

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