Geri Anasayfa

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A SOCIAL MEDIA STUDY IN TERMS OF VARIABLES

Abstract
This study was conducted for the purpose of determining whether there was an interaction between the social media habits and the variables of the students who continued higher education at Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University and Balıkesir University. The university, gender, age, grade and academic success levels of the students, the time spent on the Internet and on social media, and the preferred social media applications were defined as the variables of the present study. The Face-to-Face Questionnaire Method was used as the study method; and the data were collected with the Simple Random Sampling Method from the answers given to the questions in the Questionnaire Form by a total of 569 (N = 569) students. The Screening Model was used in the statistical analysis of the study data; the t-test for independent samples and the One-Way Variance Analysis (Anova) were used in the analysis of the sub-problems; and the SPSS 21.00 Package Program was used in the analysis of the data. After the transfer process of the data that were obtained from the study to the computer medium, the Missing Data and Extreme Value Analyzes were carried out, and the normality feature of the dataset was examined. For this purpose, the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and the Histogram Graphics were examined, and it was determined that the dataset had parametric features. In the last stage, the Levene Homogeneity Values were examined. At the end of the study, it was determined that there were no interactions between the “gender” variable and social media usage habits of the students; however, it was also determined that there was an interaction among the variables “university, age, grade, academic achievement level, time spent on the Internet and on social media, and social media applications”. In brief, this study is important in that it provides data on the variables that are related to the social media usage habits of students at higher education level.

Keywords
Social media, student, usage habit, variable.