Higher education students’ perceptions of positive and negative effects of social networking in Portugal

Miranda, Paula, Isaias, Pedro and Pifano, Sara (2016). Higher education students’ perceptions of positive and negative effects of social networking in Portugal. In Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias and Piet Kommers (Ed.), Social networking and education: global perspectives (pp. 111-127) New York, NY United States: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17716-8_8


Author Miranda, Paula
Isaias, Pedro
Pifano, Sara
Title of chapter Higher education students’ perceptions of positive and negative effects of social networking in Portugal
Title of book Social networking and education: global perspectives
Place of Publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-17716-8_8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2015
Series Lecture notes in social networks
ISBN 9783319177151
9783319177168
Editor Tomayess Issa
Pedro Isaias
Piet Kommers
Chapter number 8
Start page 111
End page 127
Total pages 17
Total chapters 20
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of this study was to examine students’ perceptions of social networking in Portugal. One hundred and thirty (N = 130) students were surveyed online. Factorial analyses have been performed with results showing that social networking were had positive impacts in terms of being a tool for study or work independently and support personal or professional network, a Teamwork building instrument; contributing to being a “Green” user, and gaining updated information and knowledge. On the negative side, social networks impede to traditional information source, are an inhibitor to be more sociable and in-person contact and leads to sedentary lifestyle, trigger anxiety and losing interest, are an inhibitor on developing literacy skills, reducing further thinking capability and unable to focus on one matter for longer time, raise increasing privacy, security and intellectual property concerns, and lastly, are an inhibitor to accomplish higher priority as scheduled.
Keyword Social networking
Social media
Portuguese college students
Higher education
Web 2.0
Positive impacts
Negative impacts
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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