IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(4): 293-297 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.366

Usage of Social Network Sites amongst Saudis: Why do Saudi University Students Have Multiple Facebook Accounts?

Shuaa Aljasir, Andree Woodcock, and Sandra Harrison
Abstract—This study, undertaken as part of a wider study of Facebook usage in Saudi Arabia, uses a self-report survey to understand Facebook usage by Saudi university students. The participants were 372 students (188 male and 184 female) at one university in Saudi Arabia. The study sorts to understand gender differences and the reasons why students have more than one Facebook account and what this says about Saudi culture. The study has revealed significant issues that contribute to the current knowledge of social network sites in Saudi Arabia.

Index Terms—Social media, social network sites, facebook, online communication, Saudi Arabia, university students.

Shuaa Aljasir is with Coventry University, United Kingdom and she is also with King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (phone: 00966544499446; e-mail: shaljasir@gmail.com).
Andree Woodcock and Sandra Harrison are with the Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, United Kingdom (e-mail: a.Woodcock@coventry.ac.uk, s.harrison@coventry.ac.uk).

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Cite: Shuaa Aljasir, Andree Woodcock, and Sandra Harrison, " Usage of Social Network Sites amongst Saudis: Why do Saudi University Students Have Multiple Facebook Accounts?," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 293-297, 2014.

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