Relationship between Uses of Social Media on Reading Habits: Evidence from Senior High Students in Ghana

Rosemary Adu-Sarkodee, Edward Asante, Maxwell Akussah


The study sought to investigate the relationship between the use of social media and its impact on reading habits with evidence from senior high students in Ghana. A questionnaire was administered on sample of senior high students to gather data and analyzed quantitatively with the use of statistical package for social science (SPSS) to form the basis of the study. Out of one thousand questionnaires administered, five hundred and sixty-six responses were retrieved representing 56.6%. The study found out that all the constructs of social media thus (Face book, Whatsapps, Yahoo messenger, Skype and Tango) showed a positive significant interrelationship with each other at 0.01 level. Also there was a significant relationship between all the constructs (Facebook, Whatsapps, Yahoomessnger, Skype and Tango) independent variables and the dependent variable reading habits at 0.01 level. Hence the entire hypotheses tested were accepted.

Keywords: Social Networks, Senior High Students, Reading Style, Reading Interest, Information Literacy.

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