How Students are Using Social Networks?: Emotional Intelligence as a Determinant

How Students are Using Social Networks?: Emotional Intelligence as a Determinant

Sobuh Abu-Shanab (University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan) and Emad Ahmed Abu-Shanab (Qatar University, Doha, Qatar)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/IJCBPL.2019010104


Social networks are now being used by the majority of Internet users and are becoming an important part of social life. This exploratory study utilized a sample of 254 high school students to explore their social networks' use and its relationship to emotional intelligence dimensions. The study used a newly developed survey to explore the area, understand student's use level/pattern, and answer the research question. Results indicated that only the motivational dimension and social emotional management were significant in predicting the use of social networks. Further conclusions and analysis are described in this paper.
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2. Background

Social networks (Like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp) are being used extensively in the educational sector. They form societies that can exceed country’s size. The society within social networks includes all categories of people; people with special needs, elderly, youngsters, and males/females. This study tries to identify the influence of emotional intelligence (EI) dimensions on the use levels of social networks (SN). Following is a brief introduction on EI.

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