—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
—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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Andree Woodcock and Sandra Harrison are with the Coventry School of
Art and Design, Coventry University, United Kingdom (e-mail:
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.