Uses of social networking sites among postgraduate students at university of Rajshahi, Bangladesh: A study

Munshi, S.A. and Mostafa, M.G. and Alam, M.M. (2018) Uses of social networking sites among postgraduate students at university of Rajshahi, Bangladesh: A study. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, 38 (1). pp. 34-40. ISSN 9740643

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Abstract

This study aims to find out the use of social networking sites (SNSs) for educational purposes among the postgraduate students at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The study selects descriptive survey method and questionnaire tools for gathering the data. Findings of the study shows that students have a positive attitude towards the role of social networking sites for their academic purposes. Notably, the respondents mostly prefer Facebook which is the most preferable SNS among the others. Finding also demonstrates that majority of the respondents strongly agreed that SNSs help their educational field and it builds up a good relationship between their friends, family, educators, etc. This study reveals that respondents are strongly agreed that they get up-to-date information through SNSs and share their thoughts, information to the others. It is interesting to note that almost 90 per cent respondents strongly agreed that SNSs is an effective media which helps to make a platform where they can study collaboratively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh; Education; Postgraduate students; Social networking sites; University of Rajshahi
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Social Sciences > Department of Library and Information Science
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2018 05:54
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2018 05:54
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/10871

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