SHS Web Conf.
Volume 37, 2017ERPA International Congresses on Education 2017 (ERPA 2017)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||14 August 2017|
Studying the intended uses of the social networks by the students of the department of physical education and sport
Dumlupınar University, Department of Physical Education and Sport, 43020 Kütahya, Turkey
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The objective of this research is to study the intended uses of the social networks by the students of the Department of Physical Education and Sport (DPES). A total of 407 DPES students have been participated into the research; 25,6% of them were women and 74.4% were men. The data collection tool used for the study was the Scale for the Intended Uses of the Social Networks. With regard to the research statistics, the independent variable t-test and ANOVA have been used; and in order to evaluate the diversity of the subgroups, Bonferroni and Tamhane (α=0,05) have been used. The analysis has revealed that on the basis of the social networking sites for which the males show a higher usage tendency according to the gender variable (p<0,05); there is no difference in terms of intended uses between those who use Facebook, Snapchat and those who do not (p>0,05). It has been seen that the Twitter users show a higher tendency in terms of the research and content subdimensions (p<0,05); and that the Instagram and other social network users show a higher tendency in terms of keeping in touch and content sharing (p<0,05). The research has revealed that the intended social network uses by the students arises mostly from the social network services, besides certain cultural influence.
Key words: University / student / social network / intended use / sport
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