Awareness and Usage of Social Media Applications on Information Sources among Undergraduate Engineering Students in Tirunelveli District

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2018
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Raja, T
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Library Network Eastern University, Sri Lanka
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This study is regarding the awareness and usage of social media applications on information sources among the selected undergraduate engineering college students in Tirunelveli district. The investigator has randomly selected 150 final year undergraduate engineering students from the engineering colleges. 150 duly filled-in responses were analysed. The findings of the study revealed that, 72.7% (109) of the final year undergraduate engineering students were found at moderate level in awareness and usage of social media applications on information sources, followed by 74.3 % (55) of the female final year undergraduate engineering students, 74.1 % (20) of the Muslim final year undergraduate engineering students, and 82.4 % (14) of the hostel final year undergraduate engineering students were found at the moderate level among the awareness and usage of social media applications on information sources at a moderate level. There is no significant difference between (i) male and female (ii) rural and urban (iii) day scholar and hosteller iv) Hindu, Muslim, and Christian v) Computer Science Engineering/ Information Technology subject final year undergraduate engineering students and other subjects final year undergraduate engineering students among awareness and usage of social media applications on information sources.
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International Symposium on Emerging Trends in Education and Library & Information Science
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Social Media, Engineering Students, Awareness, and Usage
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