The use of social media (SM) among pupils in a rural primary school in Sarawak, Malaysia

Patrick Duffy Bayuong, Melor Md Yunus, Ashairi Suliman

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Purpose of the study: This research was conducted to discover primary school pupils’ use of SM in their life. Methodology: Data were collected using a survey research design through the questionnaire. A set of comprises six parts were given to a group of purposive sampling comprises 50 Primary 5 pupils in a rural primary school, Sarawak, Malaysia. Main Findings: Data analysis showed that there were three most used social media by the pupils which are Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube. The findings also revealed that 94% of the respondents believed that SM is one of the best ways to practice English, specifically in writing. Moreover, the findings also showed that the respondents (60% - 80%) considered themselves: prefer to use English; like using English; feel comfortable and awesome to write in English on SM; and like to copy the interesting words, phrases or sentence from SM in their books. Applications of this study: The research findings can be referred by other researchers especially educators who conduct researches of the same field. Novelty/Originality of this study: In this research, the focus is placed on studying the use of SM among pupils in a rural primary school in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1279
Number of pages8
JournalHumanities and Social Sciences Reviews
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • English
  • ICT (information and communication technology)
  • Primary school pupils
  • Rural primary school
  • Social media
  • Teaching and learning

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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The use of social media (SM) among pupils in a rural primary school in Sarawak, Malaysia. / Bayuong, Patrick Duffy; Yunus, Melor Md; Suliman, Ashairi.

In: Humanities and Social Sciences Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 5, 03.09.2019, p. 1272-1279.

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