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Social Media in Daily Life of Senior

High School Students

A Research Paper

Presented to

The Faculty of Senior High School

University of Rizal System

Morong, Rizal

In Partial Fulfilment

of the Requirements for the Subject

Practical Research I

Submitted by:

Craig Jefferson V. Bañez

Karl Andrei A. Chicote

James Ryan A. Dela Rosa

Noel Angelo G. Gomez


Chapter 1

THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

This chapter presents the background and purpose of the study,

theoretical and conceptual framework, and statement of the problem,

assumptions, scope and limitations, and definition of terms.

Background and Purpose of the Study

Social Media is websites and applications that enable users to create and

share content or to participate in social networking. Mobile social media refer to

the use of social media on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet

computers. Mobile social media differ from others because they incorporate the

current location of the user or the time delay between sending and receiving

messages.

According to Priyanka Gupta Social media plays an important role in every

student's life. It is easier and convenient to access information, provide

information and communicate via social media.

Base on Vijay Kumar’s research, Social media is impacting students

positively and negatively. Positive practices of social media increase student’s

social intelligence and understanding of human behaviours. Negative practices

of social media make them materialistic, angry and addicted to too many bad

things.

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At the university of Zambia, researchers states that Social media has

become ubiquitous and almost inescapable, revolutionizing the way students

communicate, interact and socialize; and has become an integral part of their

social and cultural fabric. Consequently, students are spending a substantial part

of their time on social media. University students and youth are considered the

largest users of these technologies. Despite a growing corpus of literature on the

usage of social media around the world, there is a dearth of research in Zambia

on how social media affects the students’ social life.

Social media has enhanced social networking activities among students.

This has made it possible for people to communicate with one another

notwithstanding the age barrier. With the emergence of social media sites,

people would rather text or even email than to meet in person or face-to-face with

one another (Keller, 2013).

In Africa, a study conducted on the effects of social media on students

revealed that students have more friends on social networking sites than in real

life and they are able to express themselves very well on social media platforms

especially in the case of students who are shy. Students also attested that social

media has affected the way they write because of the shorthand or short form

they use when they are on the social media platforms. Furthermore, the same

study indicated that majority of the students agreed that because of social media

they are not able to even have full concentration on their studies (Ededegbe,

2013).

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According to Tugberk Kaya (2016). Social networks are one of the most

used communication methods of today's world. Their use in different fields has

been examined in several research studies. This study aims to examine the

effects of social media on student's behaviours which will mainly focus on

Facebook. Whether there is a positive relationship between confidence, social

media participation and social media related behaviors will also be assed with

regard to using Facebook. In order to collect the primary data, a general

scanning model was used to observe attitudes of high school students. The

participants chosen were 362 high school students from level 9 to 12. The

findings highlight that Facebook is used for communication entertainment and

sharing news, pictures and songs. In addition, their Facebook profile picture is

alone and students were aware that swearing is considered a form of

misconduct, which is a good sign. The study also indicates that students were

aware of protecting their social identity as their Facebook shares are not public.

Furthermore, they respect privacy as they do not use their friend's Facebook

account.

Educators and others are interested in the effects of social media on

college students, with a specific focus on the most popular social media

website—Facebook. Two previous studies have examined the relationship

between Facebook use and student engagement, a construct related to positive

college outcomes. However, these studies were limited by their evaluation of

Facebook usage and how they measured engagement. This paper fills a gap in

the literature by using a large sample (N = 2368) of college students to examine

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the relationship between frequency of Facebook use, participation in Facebook

activities, and student engagement. Student engagement was measured in three

ways: a 19-item scale based on the National Survey of Student Engagement,

time spent preparing for class, and time spent in co-curricular activities. Results

indicate that Facebook use was significantly negatively predictive of engagement

scale score and positively predictive of time spent in co-curricular activities.

Additionally, some Facebook activities were positively predictive of the

dependent variables, while others were negatively predictive (Reynol Junco,

2012).

In today's society, social media have become an almost indispensable

part of daily life, particularly among university students, who are generally heavy

social media users. Social media multitasking has also been increasingly

prevalent. Little, however, is known about how social media usage and social

media multitasking influence the academic performance of university students.

This study examined whether and how these two behaviors predictacademic

performance among university students. From a sample of 348 undergraduate

students at a comprehensive university in Hong Kong, this study found that using

social media for academic purposes was not a significant predictor of academic

performance as measured by cumulative grade point average, whereas using

social media for nonacademic purposes (video gaming in particular) and social

media multitasking significantly negatively predicted academic performance

(Wilfred W.F. Lau, 2017).

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According to Melissa Tyler (2013). Another reason people are spending as

much time as they do on social media sites is because they can be a great form

of entertainment. Watch videos that people post to their timelines, view pictures,

read stories, and even play games. Whether using a smart phone, a tablet, or a

traditional computer, more and more people are utilizing social media in their

daily lives. Few things have quite as much impact and affect as social media over

the past few years. The sites are certainly a step toward world globalization.

It is possible to find a number of different social media outlets available

today, and one should certainly be able to find something that suits their needs

and lifestyle. From Twitter to Facebook and Google+, something is available for

everyone who wants to connect.

According to Peter Osharive (2015). A direct relationship exists between

Social media usage and the academic performance of students in universities.

However the darker side within technological evolution has resulted in

dilemmas such as the setback of real values of life especially among students

who form the majority of users interacting through the use of social

networking sites. Online social networking sites focus on building and reflecting

social associations among people who share interests and or activities. With so

many social networking sites displayed on the internet, students are tempted to

abandon their homework and reading times in preference for chatting online

with friends. Many students are now addicted to the online rave of the moment,

with Facebook, Twitter etc.

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Social media is rapidly changing the communication setting of today’s

social world. The emergent of social media is significantly influencing the

academic life of students. Institutions and academician are continually trying with

social media technologies hoping to excite critical thinking skills, collaboration,

and knowledge construction. Today social media has been accepted by higher

institution making it a platform where students connect with their instructors,

fellow students and other higher authorities across the board. This therefore

called for the study to explore and examine how social media has impacted on

students’ academic life. The study implored a qualitative approach in assessing

these impacts. Ten (10) participants were conveniently sampled and interviewed

with a period of two weeks. After studying the phenomena that were of interest to

the study, and transcribing the various responses of the participants the results

reveals that social media is widely used by students of higher institution and that

participant are in support of the idea that social media contribute a significant

quota to the development of their academic life (Raymond Owusu Boateng &

Afua Amankwaa, 2016).

Social media is important to communicate with people, share/ask

information, and follow/evaluate/interpret the events, etc. for everyone at the

present time. The positive and negative effects of social networking sites on

students’ studying and habits were examined in this research. The study was

conducted on 220 students in vocational school of higher education. The data

were collected with the help of a questionnaire designed for gathering the

students’ opinions about the digital technologies and social media. The results

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revealed that the digital technologies and social networking sites have negative

impact on students’ studying and habits. Some suggestions related to the

findings were presented in the study (Tolga Gok, 2016).

This study aims to know how high schools students nowadays interact and

use social media in their daily life and to know why social media is so important

to their lives.

Theoretical Framework

The study was base from the theory Uses and Gratifications Theory (UGT)

of Jay Blumler and Denis McQuail.

This theory discusses how people actively seek out specific media content

for particular purposes and intentional goals. Uses and Gratifications Theory is

an audience-centered approach that focuses on what people do with media, as

opposed to what media does to people.UGT explores how individuals

deliberately seek out media to fulfill certain needs or goals such as

entertainment, relaxation, or socializing.

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Conceptual Framework

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Figure 1

Conceptual Framework of the Study showing the Social Media in Daily Life

of Senior High School Students of University of

Rizal System – Morong Campus

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The Conceptual Framework of the study is showing the Influence of

Social Media To the daily life of Senior High School Students of University Of

Rizal System, Morong Campus.

The first box shows the Input which includes the senior high students

of University of Rizal System Morong Campus during their school year 2018-

2019 and the semi-structured questions for the interview.

The second box shows the process which will start and prepare for

questions for the interview. After preparing the questions, the researchers used

the random sampling method to choose the 10 respondents among the senior

high students of URSM. Then, the researchers proceed in interviewing the

respondents. After the interview, the data gathered were analyzed. And then, the

researchers presented the outcome of the study.

The third box shows the output which is the Social Media in Daily life

of Senior High School Students.

The arrows simply the continuous process with feedbacks indicating

that if the result is not successful after getting the feedback, another process will

be executed until the desired result.

Statement of the Problem

The study determined the role of social media in the daily life of selected

senior high school students of University of Rizal System-Morong, Rizal during

the school year 2018-2019.

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Specifically, the study seeks to answer the following questions:

1. How do social media help the students in their study?

2. What are the other benefits of using social media?

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social

media?

4. Why is social media one of the priorities of senior high school

students?

Assumptions

1. Senior high school students think that social media plays a really big part on

their lives.

2. Senior high school students think it is easier and more convenient to access

information, provide information and communicate via social media.

3. Social media can cause stress and other negative emotions to Senior High

School Students.

Scope and Limitations

This study is mainly focused on the role of social media in daily life and

how it affects the social life of senior high school students of University of Rizal

System Morong, Rizal during the school year 2018-2019.

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The selected 10 senior high school students were chosen as the main

respondents of the study using the random sampling method. To collect data, the

study used a qualitative method through a semi-structured interview made by the

researchers themselves.

Furthermore, the study seeks to find how social media help the students in

their study, as well as its other benefits and disadvantages and the reason why it

is one of the priorities of senior high school students.

The researchers believe that by conducting this study, the senior high

school students will be aware of the role social media plays in their life and how

much of an influence it holds in their life activities.

Definition of Terms

Digital Technology. It is a base two process. Digitized information is

recorded in binary code of combinations of digits 0 and 1, also called bits, which

represent words and image.

Internet. It is a global network providing a variety of information and

communication facilities, consisting interconnected networks using standardized

communication protocols.

Smartphone. It is a mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a

computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, internet access, and an

operating system capable of running downloaded applications.

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Social influence. It occurs when a person's emotions, opinions or

behaviors are affected by others intentionally or unintentionally. Social influence

takes many forms and can be seen in conformity, socialization, peer

pressure, obedience, leadership, persuasion, sales, and marketing.

Social Life. It is an individual's interpersonal relationships with people

within their immediate surroundings or general public.

Social media. It is the collective of online communications channels

dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and

collaboration. Websites and applications dedicated to forums, micro

blogging, social networking, social bookmarking, social curation, and wikis are

among the different types of social media.

Social Networking Sites. It is an online platform which people use to

build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar

personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

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Chapter 2

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

This chapter presents the research design, setting of the study, subject of

the study, sources of data, procedure of the study and statistical treatment.

Research Design

This study used narrative method of qualitative research that utilizes the

semi-structured interview made by the researchers to gather the data of

information needed.

Narrative method is the process of gathering data of information by

storytelling. After the data of information are gathered, the researchers will write

insights and narrative report.

Narrative research is a term that subsumes a group of approaches that in

turn rely on the written or spoken words or visual representation of individuals, it

can be considered both a research method in itself but also the phenomenon

uner the study. Narrative methods can be considered “real world measures” that

are appropriate when “real life problems” are investigated.

Setting of the Study

The researchers conducted this study to know and determine the

influence of social media in daily life of senior high school student of University of

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Rizal System-Morong Campus during the School Year 2018-2019. At present,

the University is located at J. Sumulong Street, Barangay San Juan Morong,

Rizal.

The University of Rizal System is a merger of two (2) state colleges and a

University extension campus- the Rizal Polytechnic College, Rizal State College,

and the Rizal Technological University extension campus. The Republic Act 9157

lapsed into law on August 11, 2001, established as a State University in the

province of Rizal to be known as the University of Rizal System, by integrating

the Rizal State College and its extension campuses in Angono, Binangonan,

Pililla and Rodriguez, the Rizal Polytechnic College and its extension campus in

Cainta and Rizal Technological University-Antipolo Annex, all in the province of

Rizal. On June 18, 2002, CHED Resolution No. 411-4004 was issued identifying

Tanay Campus as the main campus of the University.

The University of Rizal System (U.R.S. or URS) is a system of colleges

located in the Rizal province, Philippines. It operates multiple campuses, with the

main campus being in Tanay, Rizal. The university has expanded from its Main

campus in Tanay to offer programs to students in the

campuses: Antipolo, Angono, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Morong, Pililla, Rod

riguez, and Taytay.

It is committed to produce graduates in agriculture, engineering, science

and technology, culture and arts, teacher and business education through

instruction, research, extension and production services in Region IV.

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FIGURE 2

Vicinity Map of University of Rizal System, Morong

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Subject of the Study

The subjects of the study are the senior high school students of University

of Rizal System-Morong Campus during the school year 2018-2019.

The researchers randomly select 10 students out of 296 senior high school

students of University of Rizal System-Morong Campus to interview.

The researchers also made use of the random sampling method in getting

the sample of the study.

Sources of Data

In this study, the researchers used a semi structured interview, composed

of seven questions as a main tool to gather the data of information needed on the

influence of social media in daily life of senior high school students of University

of Rizal System Morong Campus.

The researchers also use data that comes from the books and websites

from the internet.

Procedure of the Study

The researchers randomly selected 10 Senior High students from

University of Rizal System Morong, Rizal.

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The researchers prepared some questions to answer by the respondents

for the interview.

“The researchers interview 10 students about our research topic “Social

Media in Daily Life of Senior High School Students”.

The researchers gathered other information from the internet as the basis

of the study and search deeply on the web to find the perfect related literature

and study. We also read some books for other data that we needed.

The influence of social media in daily life of senior high school students in

University of Rizal System Morong Campus were determined.

Statistical Treatment

The statistical tool that was used to answer the problem stated by the

study is below:

To determine the influence of social media in daily life of senior high

school students, qualitative method was used. It is in the form of a semi-

structured questionnaire. To present the data on what is the influence of using

social media in their daily life: Facebook, twitter, instagram and messenger,

qualitative method was used. It is in the form of semi-structured interview.

To present the response of the respondents on what is the influence of

social media to their daily lives, the researcher made a questions and answered

base on the influence of social media to their daily life an also in their study.

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Chapter 3

Presentation, Analysis, And Interpretation of Data

Presented in this chapter are presentation and interpretation of the data

gathered from the research instruments used in this study. The data gathered in

this investigation are arranged based on the presentation of the statement of the

problem and the conceptual and theoretical framework. The researcher sought to

analyze the use of social media in daily life of Senior High School students.

Interviewee 1

It was 11 in the morning of March 5, 2019. The researchers went to the

room of the first respondent. It is lunch break during that time. Inside the

respondent’s room, the interview was conducted. The researchers start with the

question, “How much time per day you are active in social media?” The

respondent answered “Almost 1 to 2 hours”. The researchers asked, “As a

student, what are your main reason in using social media?” The respondent said

“Para updated sa mga ganap sa classroom at mga assignments”. The

researcher asked, “Does social media help you in your study?” the respondent

answered “Yes”. The researchers asked, “Do you prefer using social media sites

as reference of information instead of books and other types of printed media?”

The respondent said “Oo”. The researchers asked a follow up questions, “Why?”

The respondent answered “Kasi mas madaling ma access ang mga information

online”. The researcher asked a question, “Have you ever ignored school

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activities because of social media?” The respondent answered “Hindi naman”.

The researcher asked, “What are the things you found interesting in social

media?” The respondent immediately answered “Online games”. The researcher

asked, “Do you consider yourself addicted in using social media?” The

respondent answered “Hindi, hindi masyado”. The researchers asked the last

question, “Are you happy on using social media?” The respondent answered,

“Oo naman”. The researchers asked a follow up question “Why do you say so?”

The respondent answered, “Kasi sa social media marami akong nagagawa

especially sa mga online games”. After the interview, the researchers give thanks

to the respondent.

The first respondent uses social media for educational purposes and

entertainment. Gathering and sharing information to his classmates about certain

topics, he is responsible and knows his priorities as a senior high school student.

The respondent sometimes uses social media as an entertainment when he has

free time, he plays online games.

Interviewee 2

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered “I spend 3 hours a day”. The

researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said “It helps me relax and take a break”. The

researcher asked, “Does social media help you in your study?” The respondent

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answered “Yes it can help me”. The researchers asked, “Do you prefer using

social media sites as reference of information instead of books and other types of

printed media?” and then the respondent said “Yes”. The researcher asked a

follow up question “Why?” The respondent answered “Because it is so much

easier and accessible”. The researcher asked a question, “Have you ever

ignored school activities because of social media?” The respondent answered

“No, I take notes on how long I spend my time in the internet”. The researcher

asked, “What are the things you found interesting in social media?” The

respondent immediately answered “Sa panonood ng video sa Youtube”. The

researcher asked, “Do you consider yourself addicted in using social media?”

The respondent answered “Yes, sapag lalaro ng online games”. The researchers

asked the last question, “Are you happy on using social media?” The respondent

answered, “Yes”. The researchers asked a follow up question “Why do you say

so?” The respondent answered, “Because It helps me relieved my stress”. After

the interview the researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent uses social media for his entertainment. When he is

bored, he uses social media to kill some time. His hobbies are to play online

games and watch videos on YouTube because it helps him relax and relieved his

stress, but he did not ignore many of his school works and studies. He makes

sure to complete it before the deadlines.

Interviewee 3

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The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “3 to 4 hours a day”. The

researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said, “To communicate with my classmate and help

each other in our studies”. The researcher asked, “Does social media help you in

your study?” The respondent answered “Yes, search for assignments and

making projects”. The researchers asked, “Do you prefer using social media sites

as reference of information instead of books and other types of printed media?”

and then the respondent said “Yes” The researchers asked a follow up question,

“Why?” The respondent answered, “Because it is much easier”. The researcher

asked a question, “Have you ever ignored school activities because of social

media?” The respondent answered “No, as a student we need to be responsible

on what we are doing”. The researcher asked, “What are the things you found

interesting in social media?” The respondent answered, “Online games and we

can explore more”. The researcher asked, “Do you consider yourself addicted in

using social media?” The respondent answered “Yes, I always rely on using

social media”. The researchers asked the last question, “Are you happy on using

social media?” The respondent answered, “Yes”. The researchers asked a follow

up question “Why do you say so?” The respondent answered, “Because it helps

me a lot in my daily life.” After the interview the researcher give thanks to the

respondent.

The respondent always relies on social media. He manages his time in

using social media if it is for entertainment or for educational purposes. Not only

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it helps him to finish his school works but also it helps him in his daily life. He also

plays online games when he has free time.

Interviewee 4

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “Mga 4 na oras kada araw”.

The researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said, “Para makagawa ng mga assignments at

activities”. The researcher asked, “Does social media help you in your study?”

The respondent answered “Oo, lalo na sa projects”. The researchers asked, “Do

you prefer using social media sites as reference of information instead of books

and other types of printed media?” and then the respondent said “Oo” The

researchers asked a follow up question, “Why?” The respondent answered, “Kasi

mas mabilis makakita ng impormasyon”. The researcher asked a question, “Have

you ever ignored school activities because of social media?” The respondent

answered “Hindi, mas mahalaga ang pag-aaral”. The researcher asked, “What

are the things you found interesting in social media?” The respondent answered,”

Maraming pwedeng matuklasan na mga kaalaman”. The researcher asked, “Do

you consider yourself addicted in using social media?” The respondent

answered, “Oo, sa pag gamit ng Facebook”. The researchers asked the last

question, “Are you happy on using social media?” The respondent answered,

“Yes”. The researchers asked a follow up question “Why do you say so?” The

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respondent answered, “Dahil nakakatulong ito sa aking pag-aaral” After the

interview the researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent abuses social media, she spends more time using social

media for entertainment, she always uses Facebook to communicate with her

friends online but she manages to finish her school works even she spend more

time in entertainment.

Interviewee 5

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “I spend almost 3 to 4 hours

a day’’. The researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in

using social media?” The respondent said, “To share my thoughts and memories

to my friends and also to chat with them”. The researcher asked, “Does social

media help you in your study?” The respondent answered “Yes, it really helps me

a lot specially on my assignments”. The researchers asked, “Do you prefer using

social media sites as reference of information instead of books and other types of

printed media?” and then the respondent said ‘’Yes” The researchers asked a

follow up question, “Why?” The respondent answered, “Because, you can find

the information that you need in the fastest way”. The researcher asked a

question, “Have you ever ignored school activities because of social media?” The

respondent answered “Sometimes”. The researcher asked, “What are the things

you found interesting in social media?” The respondent answered, “Many things

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like chatting with my friends and sharing on what ‘s in my mind”. The researcher

asked, “Do you consider yourself addicted in using social media?” The

respondent answered, “Yes, especially on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook”.

The researchers asked the last question, “Are you happy on using social media?”

The respondent answered, “Yes”. The researchers asked a follow up question

“Why do you say so?” The respondent answered, “It relieves a lot of stress and

to kill some time” After the interview the researcher give thanks to the

respondent.

The respondent spends more time using social media for her

entertainment than her studies. She even ignored some of her school works

because of abusing social media just for her entertainment. She always uses

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to relieve some stress and to kill some time.

Interviewee 6

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “1 to 3 hours a day”. The

researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said, “I use social media to do school works’’. The

researcher asked, “Does social media help you in your study?” The respondent

answered “Yes, it helps me in my studies”. The researchers asked, “Do you

prefer using social media sites as reference of information instead of books and

other types of printed media?” and then the respondent said “Yes” The

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researchers asked a follow up question, “Why?” The respondent answered,

“because it is a lot easier to find information you need”. The researcher asked a

question, “Have you ever ignored school activities because of social media?” The

respondent answered “No, because I use social media especially for educational

purposes”. The researcher asked, “What are the things you found interesting in

social media?” The respondent answered, “You can be updated on the latest

happening in your surroundings”. The researcher asked, “Do you consider

yourself addicted in using social media?” The respondent answered, “No,

because I use it for educational purposes”. The researchers asked the last

question, “Are you happy on using social media?” The respondent answered,

“Yes”. The researchers asked a follow up question “Why do you say so?” The

respondent answered, “because it helps me in my studies” After the interview the

researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent uses social media in a responsible way. Social media

helps a lot in her studies, she prioritizes studying and she is responsible enough

as a senior high school student to use social media. Social media also helps her

to know what’s happening in her surroundings.

Interviewee 7

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “1 to 2 hours a day”. The

researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

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media?” The respondent said, “My main reason in using social media is to gather

information and data on about certain topics”. The researcher asked, “Does

social media help you in your study?” The respondent answered “Of course,

because I can gather many ideas, share info and known facts and opinions of

others”. The researchers asked, “Do you prefer using social media sites as

reference of information instead of books and other types of printed media?” and

then the respondent said “No” The researchers asked a follow up question,

“Why?” The respondent answered, “Books are still useful, you can focus more in

one subject”. The researcher asked a question, “Have you ever ignored school

activities because of social media?” The respondent answered “No, studying is

my priority”. The researcher asked, “What are the things you found interesting in

social media?” The respondent answered, “Other people’s posts on how they

express their lives or their opinions”. The researcher asked, “Do you consider

yourself addicted in using social media?” The respondent answered, “No,

because I am not really addicted, I focus more on household chores”. The

researchers asked the last question, “Are you happy on using social media?” The

respondent answered, “Yes”. The researchers asked a follow up question “Why

do you say so?” The respondent answered, “Because it can help me in my

studies, and easy to communicate through Messenger” After the interview the

researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent focuses more on studying. She uses social media to

gather information, ideas, share info and known facts and opinions of others. She

much prefers using book and other printed medias because it is much easier for

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her. She almost did not use social media just to kill some time or entertainment

because she much prefer doing school works.

Interviewee 8

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “3 to 5 hours a day”. The

researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said, “To be updated on what is happening in my

school”. The researcher asked, “Does social media help you in your study?” The

respondent answered “Yes, because I can get the information I need on a fastest

way”. The researchers asked, “Do you prefer using social media sites as

reference of information instead of books and other types of printed media?” and

then the respondent said “Yes” The researchers asked a follow up question,

“Why?” The respondent answered, “Because, social media is so powerful that I

can get the information I need in a fastest way”. The researcher asked a

question, “Have you ever ignored school activities because of social media?” The

respondent answered “No, because even I am using social media, I know my

responsibilities as a student”. The researcher asked, “What are the things you

found interesting in social media?” The respondent answered, “You can access a

lot of different sites that can be a source of information for my studies”. The

researcher asked, “Do you consider yourself addicted in using social media?”

The respondent answered, “Maybe, because sometimes I use social media for

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entertainment”. The researchers asked the last question, “Are you happy on

using social media?” The respondent answered, “Yes”. The researchers asked a

follow up question “Why do you say so?” The respondent answered, “Because it

helps me in my academic performance task and others”. After the interview the

researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent always relies on social media. She manages her time in

using social media if it is for entertainment or for educational purposes. She

spends much time in using social media for her entertainment, but before that

she makes sure that she finished all her school works. Social media helps her on

her school works in a fastest way.

Interviewee 9

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “2 hours a day”. The

researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said, “My main reason in using social as a student is to

inform my fellow students on our school activities”. The researcher asked, “Does

social media help you in your study?” The respondent answered “Yes, by

searching through Facebook walls about studies and other educational things, I

can gather basic information about a certain topic that will me in my studies”. The

researchers asked, “Do you prefer using social media sites as reference of

information instead of books and other types of printed media?” and then the

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respondent said “Yes” The researchers asked a follow up question, “Why?” The

respondent answered, “Social media is much easier than reading books, it is

much faster, reliable and much easier to understand a subject/topic”. The

researcher asked a question, “Have you ever ignored school activities because

of social media?” The respondent answered “No, because when I go home, I

answer my school activities before doing anything else”. The researcher asked,

“What are the things you found interesting in social media?” The respondent

answered, “Advertisements”. The researcher asked, “Do you consider yourself

addicted in using social media?” The respondent answered, “No, because I focus

more on my studies”. The researchers asked the last question, “Are you happy

on using social media?” The respondent answered, “Yes”. The researchers

asked a follow up question “Why do you say so?” The respondent answered,

“Because social media helps me get informed and updated.” After the interview

the researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent focuses a lot in his studies. As a senior high school

student, he uses social media in a responsible way, he prioritizes studying and

he is responsible enough to know what he needs to do first. He uses social

media to gather information that he needs for his studies, he even informs his

fellow classmates about school activities that needs to be done.

Interviewee 10

The researchers start with the question, “How much time per day you are

active in social media?” The respondent answered, “1 hour a day”. The

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researchers asked, “As a student, what are your main reason in using social

media?” The respondent said,” My main reason in using social media is to help

me in my studies, that’s all”. The researcher asked, “Does social media helps you

in your study?” The respondent answered “Yes of course, by using social media I

can search a lot of information I need on my studies”. The researchers asked,

“Do you prefer using social media sites as reference of information instead of

books and other types of printed media?” and then the respondent said “Yes”

The researchers asked a follow up question, “Why?” The respondent answered,

“Social media is much easier to use, in just a couple of clicks the information is

now there”. The researcher asked a question, “Have you ever ignored school

activities because of social media?” The respondent answered “No, I only use

social media for my projects and activities”. The researcher asked, “What are the

things you found interesting in social media?” The respondent answered, “It is

easy and fast to gather data for my studies”. The researcher asked, “Do you

consider yourself addicted in using social media?” The respondent answered,

“No, because studying is my priority as a student”. The researchers asked the

last question, “Are you happy on using social media?” The respondent answered,

“Yes”. The researchers asked a follow up question “Why do you say so?” The

respondent answered, “Because social media helps me a lot in my studies” After

the interview the researcher give thanks to the respondent.

The respondent focuses a lot with his studies with the help of social media

He prioritizes his activities first before anything else, He also share ideas and

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does group studies online with his fellow senior high school students. He is

responsible enough to be able to do his studies through Social Media.

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Chapter 4

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

This chapter presents the summary of findings, conclusions, and

recommendations of the study.

Summary of Findings

From the careful analysis of data gathered, and the result obtained, the

following significant findings are hereby summarized.

1. Social media helps senior high school students in their studies by giving a

lot of information that the student needs for his/her studies.

2. Social media is one of the priorities of many senior high school students,

because it is accessible and easy to obtain data of information that the

students need in their studies.

3. Many senior high school students use social media not only it can help

them in their studies but also for their entertainment.

4. Some disadvantages of using social media is that the student spend too

much of their time for their entertainment.

Conclusion

Based on the findings obtained in this study, following conclusions are drawn:

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1. Senior high school students want to use social media sites to find news

friends and be updated on the current issue and events happened in our

society, they can also upload their pictures, videos, can send and receive

messages.

2. Some of senior high school students spent more time on social media for

their entertainment rather than spending their time on studies.

3. Senior high school students are so addicted to social media that they

ignored some of their school activities just to use social media for their

entertainment.

4. Social media really help senior high school students in their studies. It is a

main tool for senior high school students to gather information daily

especially in their studies.

Recommendations

On the basis of the foregoing findings and conclusions, the researchers

formulated the following recommendations for consideration to the students who

use Social Media, it is important for you to realize about the proper usage of

internet and how it becomes an essential work tool for millions of people who

have adopted the internet concept for Social Media.

After the results and the conclusions have been made, the following

recommendations are proposed:

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1. Use social media especially for educational purposes because it

can help a lot in your studies and it is really accessible.

2. The school may conduct policies that will help the senior high

school students to have limitations on using their mobile phones

inside the classroom if it’s not needed, to reduce the bad

influence of social media that will affect their studies.

3. The family of the respondents should orient their children to limit

on using mobile phones and social media.

4. The future researchers in the University of Rizal System may

continue to study in making research using other variables and

aspects.

5. As a student make sure to manage your time in using social

media. Make sure to prioritize your studies over entertainment

especially online games.

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Appendix

Gant Chart

1st – 2nd 3rd – 4th 1st – 2nd 3rd – 4th 1st – 2nd

Activities week of week of week of week of week

January January February Februa of

ry March

1. Submission of

Proposed Title

2. Submission of

Research Objectives

3. Submission of the

Statement of the

Problem

4. Search for Relate

Literature and Studies

5. Making Research

Questions(Questionnaire

Checklist)

6. Making Research

Paper

7. Submission of

Research Paper

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Questions in the Interview

1. How much time per day you are active in social media?

2. As a student, what are your main reason in using social media?

3. Does social media help you in your studies?

4. Do you prefer using social media sites as reference of information instead

of books and other types of printed media? Why?

5. Have you ever ignored school activities because of social media?

6. What are the things you found interesting in using social media?

7. Do you consider yourself addicted to social media?

8. Are you happy in using social media? Why do you say so?

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