Facebook Addiction

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Asian Social Science; Vol. 10, No. 6; 2014 ISSN 1911-2017 E-ISSN 1911-2025 Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education Addictive Facebook Use among University Students Zeinab Zaremohzzabieh1, Bahaman Abu Samah1, Siti Zobidah Omar1, Jusang Bolong1 & Nurul Akhtar Kamarudin1 1 Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia Correspondence: Zeinab Zaremohzzabieh, Institute for Social Science Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Tel: 60-3-8947-1852. E-mail: zeinabzaremohzzabieh@gmail.com Received: October 27, 2013 Accepted: January 16, 2014 Online Published: February 26, 2014 doi:10.5539/ass.v10n6p107 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v10n6p107…show more content…
In a similar case, Shanaz (2010) found that the use of Facebook was increased particularly among female university students in Malaysian universities, and was the most popular site among the female students aged 18-24 years old. The other survey also found that 85 per cent of students were using Facebook to communicate with other students in their courses (Ophus & Abbitt, 2009). The findings of Stern and Taylor (2007) also show that 49 per cent of university students use Facebook, and that of those, 3 per cent spent more than two hours. Likewise, Sheldon (2008) found the greatest common uses of Facebook among 172 students with Facebook accounts (N = 160) being entertainment (M = 3.23, SD = 1.19), maintaining existing relationships (M = 3.64, SD = 1.24), and passing time (M = 3.88, SD = 1.23) (Peluchette & Karl, 2008; Raacke 107 www.ccsenet.org/ass Asian Social Science Vol. 10, No. 6; 2014 & Bonds-Raacke, 2008; Salaway et al., 2008). However, despite the popularity of Facebook due to the great increase in use, speed, interactivity, and free Internet access, an amount of the student user
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