Usage pattern of Facebook among the students of Dhaka University: a study

Islam, Md. Maidul; Mostofa, Sk. Mamun

Abstract

The usage pattern of Facebook by the students of information science and library management (ISLM) department at Dhaka University was studied. Questionnaires were distributed to 160 B.A. (Honours) students of all four years of ISLM Department out of which 139 questionnaires were found usable. The study found that a large number of students create Facebook account after they enter the university. The present study also revealed that personality characteristics, gender, educational level, geographical area and age influence ISLM students’ patterns of Facebook use and their perceptions about Facebook. The findings of this study also indicate that use of Facebook would be a supplementary tool in university education.


Keyword(s)

Facebook; Dhaka University; Bangladesh

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