Abstract—This study, undertaken as part of a wider study of Facebook usage in Saudi Arabia, uses a self-report survey, and includes a thorough analysis of some aspects of Facebook usage by Saudi university students. The participants were 372 students (188 male and 184 female) at one university in Saudi Arabia. A self-reported survey was used to ask the participants where and how they like to access Facebook, the people whom they would not want to see their Facebook profile, and the number of Facebook friends they have. In addition, this study measures the differences between male and female university students in these variables. The study has revealed several significant results that contribute to the current knowledge of social network sites.
Index Terms—Social media, social network sites, Facebook, online communication, Saudi Arabia, university students.
Shuaa Aljasir is with the Coventry University, United Kingdom and he is
a Lecturer at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (tel.:
00966544499446, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Andree Woodcock and Sandra Harrison are with the Coventry School of Art and Design, Coventry University, United Kingdom (e-mail: A.Woodcock@coventry.ac.uk, email@example.com).
Cite: Shuaa Aljasir, Andree Woodcock, and Sandra Harrison, "Facebook in Saudi Arabia: Some Aspects of Facebook Usage by Saudi University Students," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 80-84, 2013.