Type of Presentation

Poster

Type of Project

Class Project

Presenter 1 Program

Integrative Sciences - Chemistry

Presenter 1 Location

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Presenter 2 Program

Integrative Sciences

Presenter 2 Location

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Presenter 3 Program

Integrative Sciences

Presenter 3 Location

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Project Website

No

Project Description

The aim of the study is to examine the number of hours that Harrisburg University students spent on social media during their spare time. The purpose of the study is to raise awareness among students about the possible negative impacts of excessive social media usage on their academic performance, social interactions, and sleep duration. Additionally, the study explored the relationship between social media use and academic performance. To collect data, we surveyed one hundred and fifty students from Harrisburg University. The survey consisted of questions related to the number of hours spent on social media during spare time. The respondents were asked to choose between specific categories provided by the researchers, such as 1-3 hours, 4-6 hours, etc. This resulted in categorical data that was analyzed using statistical methods. We hypothesized that 60% of survey respondents would spend 3+ hours per day on social media in their spare time. The study's findings would help to raise awareness among students about the need to limit social media use and concentrate more on their academics, sleep, and physical activities.

Faculty Member

Dr. Akeisha Belgrave

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A Statistical Study into the Number of Hours Students at Harrisburg University Spend on Social Media

The aim of the study is to examine the number of hours that Harrisburg University students spent on social media during their spare time. The purpose of the study is to raise awareness among students about the possible negative impacts of excessive social media usage on their academic performance, social interactions, and sleep duration. Additionally, the study explored the relationship between social media use and academic performance. To collect data, we surveyed one hundred and fifty students from Harrisburg University. The survey consisted of questions related to the number of hours spent on social media during spare time. The respondents were asked to choose between specific categories provided by the researchers, such as 1-3 hours, 4-6 hours, etc. This resulted in categorical data that was analyzed using statistical methods. We hypothesized that 60% of survey respondents would spend 3+ hours per day on social media in their spare time. The study's findings would help to raise awareness among students about the need to limit social media use and concentrate more on their academics, sleep, and physical activities.

https://digitalcommons.harrisburgu.edu/hu-researchsymposium/2023/morningposters/1