The role of social networks in the amount of electronic and print studies Case Study: Students of Faculty of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Master of Science in Information Science, University of Science and Research, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Communication and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.


Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of social networks in the electronic, print and non-text study of the Faculty of Literature and Humanities of the Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch of Tehran.
Methodology: This research has been carried out through a survey-analytical method of applied type. The statistical population consisted of graduate students of the faculty of literature, humanities and social sciences of Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University of Tehran who were 3032 people. The sample was randomly assigned to 216 individuals. The data gathering tool was a researcher made questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS software using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Findings: Students use social networks between three and four hours (33.6%), and use Telegram (0.96) more than other social networks. as well as social networks in electronic and non-teaching (46%) and directed to non-syllabus studies (43%). The role of social networking in the electronic and non-teaching curriculum is (55%) and in non-syllabus curriculum is (52%). Social networks (55%) have contributed to the study of their peers.
Conclusion: Social networks play an important part in the habit of reading and face problems such as Internet speed, high Internet prices, high prices for printed materials, and lack of familiarity with sites and filtering. Considering the role of social networks in exchanging information, try to work on the capabilities of these networks and thereby increase their effective productivity.


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