The influence of social media on spelling skills among primary school students

Lee Yi Rou, Melor Md Yunus, Ashairi Suliman

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Abstract

Social media is the platform for communication or sharing information on the internet through the medium of gadgets like computers, tablets and mobile phones. It enables people to share ideas, articles, information and news just a button press away. However, social media has replaced face-to-face communications with texting via smart phones or technology gadgets. It is found that students who frequently use social media sites as a medium of communication are easily exposed to the overuse of abbreviations or slang. Hence, this study aimed to explore the influence of social media on spelling skills among primary school students. A survey was conducted on 50 randomly selected Year 5 students from urban areas, with a high chance of exposure to technology devices as well as familiarity with social media. The results of the study showed that social media has a positive influence on students' spelling skills..

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-297
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • ESL learners
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The influence of social media on spelling skills among primary school students. / Rou, Lee Yi; Yunus, Melor Md; Suliman, Ashairi.

In: International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, Vol. 7, No. 6, 01.01.2019, p. 284-297.

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