Family Communication Through Social Media Among Students Of Batangas State University, Philippines
Volume 3 - Issue 3, March 2019 Edition
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Benedict O. Medina, Reslyn Joyce D. Sawali, Riza B. Sevilla
family, communication, social media, barriers, physical, semantic, psychological
The study was about family communication through social media among students of Batangas State University. Descriptive and quantitative methods were used and survey questionnaire served as the researchers’ data gathering instrument. 100 students from Batangas State University Pablo Borbon Main I and II were chosen randomly through purposive-quota sampling. The statistical tools utilized in treating the data were percentage, ranking, weighted mean, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA. Results revealed that most of the respondents are male, five to six are the common number of households and facebook is the frequently used social media. Moreover, the family members discuss a variety of topics through social media. It was also found out that there are no significant differences on the topics discussed online and the respondents’ profile variables. However, there were communication problems that occur during family communication through social media, categorized into physical, semantic, and psychological barriers.
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