Let’s say you are working on a research to explore effects that social media has on students and youth, and you are looking for the right place to find relevant resources we hope this article gives you some useful pointers.
Since social media became mainstream and a major part of our lives the debate has always been on whether it has an overall negative or positive effect on students and the young.
Social media like many other things in life can be used for tremendous good as well as has its downsides. There has been arguments (and maybe some research to back them) that social media distracts young people, exposes them to bullying, peer pressure and unrealistic views of other peoples’ lives.
Any research on effects of social media on students and youth today will definitely contend with the positive and negative aspects.
If you are working on research related to this topic there are some of the angles you can look
Generating Research (Project, Thesis, Dissertation) Topics on Social Media
If you are looking to come up with relevant research topics for your paper, thesis etc that are around or related to social media and youth you can come up with tangible topics from the angle of effects of social media on different aspects of young people’s lives and the society in general.
For eg here are some keywords that can help you generate good research topics on social media and youth;
- Influence of Social Media on Youth Sexual Behaviour
- Effects of Social Media on Academic Performance of Students
- Evaluating use of social media among youth of a certain location
- Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Behaviours
- Social Media and its Impact on Social Life of Young People
- Social Media and Higher Education
- Effects of Social Media on the Teaching or Learning Process
- Use of Social Media among Journalism Students
Some Research Papers and Titles on Effects of Social Media on Students and Youth
Young people hold the key to society’s future. Their ambitions, goals and aspirations for peace, security, development and human rights are often in accord with those of society as a whole. Primarily. globalization and rapid advances in information and communication technology have arguably contributed to the emergence of a new global media-driven youth culture. These trends have each had an impact on young people’s socialization and on youth activism and other forms of civic engagement. With business and industry focusing on target audiences for product consumption, the media is a contributing factor in the creation of subcultures, cliques, and fragmented audiences. | read full work
The aim of the study was to analysis the impact of social media on the student’s academic performance (A study of Federal Polytechnic, Oko). To achieve this, the survey research method was used. Subjects were drawn from Federal polytechnic, Oko using the simple random sampling technique and purposive sampling. Research findings showed that a great number of students in Federal Polytechnic, Oko had access to the internet. To this end, the researcher recommended that sites should be created for educational purpose as well. This is to create a balance between social networking and academic activities of students to avoid set backs in the academic performance of the students. | see full work
The study was carried out with the aim of examining the impact of use of social media on students’ academic performance in institution of higher learning. This research adopted descriptive and explanatory research design. It also employed the use of cross sectional survey method using survey questionnaires with a Likert Scale. The of sample 102 students from selected secondary schools selected using convenient sampling method. The data collected was analyzed using description means and regression via SPSS. The Pearson’s correlation coefficients of four independent are correlated with student’s academic performance while two are not. | read full work
Social media are web-based services that gives individual the opportunity to create either a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, add a list of others to with they share a connection and view and transverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. Therefore, this study was carried out with the aim of examining the impact of use of social media on students’ academic performance in Rwampara County, Mbarara District. In other to measure social media platforms a questionnaire was developed based on past literatures. | read full work
It is observed that most young adults in the higher institutions of learning do not think about marriage but to have fun. This rationale necessitated this study. The work focused on the role of social media in determining the disposition of undergraduates towards sex. The study also explored how these undergraduates view marriage. | see full work
In this study an attempt was made to examine whether there is social media impact on students academic performance in higher institution.
A close ended questionnaire was administered to the students of Kwara State Polytechnic and University of Ilorin to elicit responses about impact of social media on their performance. The data obtain was analyzed using table some findings was formulated to direct the study were accepted.
Thus, there is significant impact of social media on students academic performance in higher institution. It is recommended that social media should be discouraged so as to enhance better performance of the students. | read full work
The study assessed the influence of social media on the voting behaviour of tertiary students in the Wa Municipality: Ghana‟s 2016 general elections in perspective. The agenda setting theory was adopted to serve as guidance for the study. Purposive and Simple random sampling techniques were employed in selecting the respondents for the study. In all 383 respondents were selected for the study. Tools employed for data collection were interview guide, questionnaire and Focus Group Discussions. The findings show Whatsapp as a frequently used social media tool. | read full work
Social media is a fusion of sociology and technology, transferring monologue into dialogue. The internet and its social platforms have been the most influential tools in staying connected with families and friends since their inception. People, especially the youth, are purposely and covertly connected with one another by sharing information among themselves about the latest trends, events and happenings via the social websites. This study explores the effects of social media on students’ academic writing in the Agona-West Municipality of the Central Region of Ghana. It is a qualitative study underpinned by interpretive philosophical thought. | read full work
Social media are web-based services that gives individual the opportunity to create either a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, add a list of others to with they share a connection and view and transverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. Therefore, this study was carried out with the aim of examining the impact of use of social media on students’ academic performance in Ibanda municipality. In other to measure social media platforms a questionnaire was developed based on past literatures. | read full work
This study examines the socialness of online social media, specifically WhatsApp and Facebook. Literature (Papacharissi 2010, Bauman 2013), shows that online social media helps in creating communities, bonds, socializing and gatherings just like organic communities. Facebook users can claim to have hundreds of friends in their network, yet sometimes find it difficult to name half a dozen people that they have actually met in their local neighborhood. While social networks have helped people to meet like-minded contacts online, they have had a more limited role in developing face-to-face contact in communities. Online social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp are not communities in any singular sense, but rather function as social venues in which many different communities may form (Papacharissi 2010) | read full work
Academic performance is an important element to the lives of students in schools and their progression to the career world. Several factors indicate a student’s academic success. While some may not graduate top of their class, they may hold leadership positions in several student groups or score high on extracurricular activities. The title of this paper is “Social Networking and Academic Performance of University Students in Kenya: A Case Study of Kenyatta University, Kericho Campus.” | read full work
Several studies have been carried out on the role of social media in political democratization where most of them based on national elections in different countries. However,little attention has been given to university students who are increasingly utilizing social media as a way of engaging politically with aspirants, thereby influencing their voting patterns.Therefore,the focus of this study was to assess the utilization of social media in university students elections in Kenya. Specifically, the study sought to: determine the preferred social media tool by university students in Kenya; establish time spent by university students on social media during their communication and examine if social media influences political decisions made by university students during elections in Kenya. | read full work
This study sought to examine the utilization of social media as a communication tool by co-operatives in Meru County in the dissemination of co-operative information among the youth. The researcher explored the potential of social media and examined its usage and barriers as a communication tool among the co-operatives. Largely, the study notes that the growth and usage of social media has been enabled by the internet and technological advancement. This thesis aimed at finding out the extent to which the co-operatives in Meru County use social media as a communication tool in enhancing the uptake of their services among the youth. | read full work
The study was carried out with the aim of examining the impact of use of social media on students’ academic performance in institution of higher learning. This research adopted descriptive and explanatory research design. It also employed the use of cross sectional survey method using survey questionnaires with a Likert Scale. The of sample 102 students from selected secondary schools selected using convenient sampling method. The data collected was analyzed using description means and regression via SPSS. The Pearson’s correlation coefficients of four independent are correlated with student’s academic performance while two are not. | see full work
The aim of this research is to examine The Effects of Social Media on Students’ Performance. Social media is rapidly changing the communication setting of today’s social world. Hence its emergence is significantly having effect on the performance of students and as such has become prone to frequent fluctuations on the mood and self-control of students. Thus, this has affected the performance of the students in one way or the other. However, questionnaire was used for the research method in this work for the collection of data, using the survey and quantitative analysis. Out of one hundred (100) copies of questionnaires distributed, eighty three (83) were retrieved which represented the respondents. | see full work
The purpose of this research study was to examine the influence of social media on educational attainment of students in selected secondary schools in Kitgum Municipality, Kitgum District. Five research questions guided the study. To achieve this, the descriptive survey research design was adopted. The purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of students to participate in the study. The study also employed the use of cross-sectional survey method using a five-point Likert Type Rating Scale Questionnaire titled Social Media and educational Attainment of Students Questionnaire (SMEAS) to collect data from the participants.
This study investigated the influence of social media on sexual behavior of undergraduates in te,tiary institutions. The study focused on the activities undergraduates regarding the use social media platforms; the positive and negative influence of social media on undergraduates’ sexual behavior and strategies to curb or eliminate the negative effects of social media. The population of the study constituted undergraduates students in three tertiary institutions in Ekiti state namely; Federal university Oye Ekiti, Ekiti state university and Afe Babalola university from which a sample of three hundred (300) respondents were selected for the quantitative research and six (6) respondents for the qualitative research.
Behaviours established during youthful and early adult life such as risky sexual behaviours (RSBs) have undesirable effects on the future wellbeing and overall health of adolescents and young adults. Engaging in risky sexual behaviours such as early sexual initiation, multiple partner sexual relationships, unprotected sex, and sex in exchange of money or gifts often lead to undesirable consequences such as contracting sexually transmitted diseases or having unintended pregnancies. Social media use in recent times has evolved to become an integral part of the lives of the youth. It has been found to influence the sexual behaviour of youth in developed countries.
The new media otherwise known as the social media is the focus of this study. It is an impact assessment research using the students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti as its study sample. The social media platforms included in this project includes; Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Biogs. Youths, especially undergraduates are the target of the study. The research explores how much quality time youths spend on social media interactions. The method used in carrying out the research is the opinion poll method. It is observed that students spend most of their time chatting and browsing online rather than pay attention to their studies
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of using social media networks on students’ academic performance at the University of Dodoma. Specifically, the study was geared to investigate the extent to which the university students have knowledge on the use of social media in academic activities, examine the impacts of the use of social media on students’ academic performance and identify the strategies for enhancing the use of social media on students’ academic performance
This project is my research that I carried out in the three month on the topic titled effects of social media on crisis communication in organizations my case being Maasai Mara University. My objectives being, to examine how organizations use social media in crisis communication, to find out the challenges of using social media in crisis communication in organizations, and to find out how social media can be used to enhance crisis communication in organizations.
In chapter two a theoretical framework is presented which is of use for this research and especially for giving answers to the research questions. The framework will give an outline on the situational crisis communication theory to determine the effects of social media on crisis communication.
Student learning behaviour can be adversely influenced by extraneous factors such as the use of social media. These adverse effects can sometimes extend to the students perceptions of learning to the extent that they shift their attention either positively or negatively towards learning. The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of social media on learning behaviour among secondary school students in Moshi Municipality in Tanzania.
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