The participants were measured using a five point Liker Scale which was 5 meaning strongly agree and 1 strongly disagreeing. The sample used for this survey was based off of 268 undergraduates. This group primarily consisted of freshman around 19 years of age. The individuals were asked “In the past week, how many minutes per day have you spent on the Internet? ” Males seemed to have reported a higher number of minutes compared to females (241:197). Overall they seemed to have ported 217 minutes per day.
Individuals for the study were then asked “In the past week, how many minutes per day have you spent on the social networking sites? ” The female undergraduates said 125 minutes and males reported 109. Overall the result was 117 minutes and there was no significance to gender in this data gathering. 94% of the participants reported having a Faceable account. Although there were not many significant differences between genders females reported spending a greater percent of their daily Internet intake of Faceable. The students reported having an average of 587 Faceable friends.
There were no specific gender differences based on the time spent reading or updating personal profiles however there were incredible gender differences based on time spent looking at other users profiles. It was found that males look at other profiles daily for about ten minutes where girls spend twenty four minutes looking at other profiles. The participants were then asked a series of questions such as Faceable is a part of my everyday routine and they would answer with the scale 5-1 5 being strongly Greer 1 being strongly disagree.
The undergraduates reported that 80. 24% of them use Faceable everyday. The most significant fact found was that these undergraduates spend almost two hours a day using social networking sites. Females also noted more than males that Faceable causes them stress and to feel anxious if they cannot gain access to Faceable. Although this study was thorough there are limitations that should be taken into hand such as this study was only undergraduates (mostly freshman) so many of the results could be different for upperclassmen.
Second it was such a small based research that it cannot define all teens and young adults. Third Faceable was the main focus of the social networking being researched upon so this study does not represent all social networking sites. This study however did conclude that Faceable is a place for young adults to express themselves and interact with others. From this study I have learned that although social networking can be a place to express myself, it is also important to interact with others offline as well. Faceable By monoclinic