Factors which motivate the use of social networks by students

  1. Mercedes González Sanmamed 1
  2. Pablo César Muñoz Carril 2
  3. Isabel Dans Álvarez de Sotomayor 3
  1. 1 Universidade da Coruña
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    Universidade da Coruña

    La Coruña, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01qckj285

  2. 2 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
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    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España

    ROR https://ror.org/030eybx10

  3. 3 Universidade de Vigo
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    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05rdf8595

Revista:
Psicothema

ISSN: 0214-9915

Ano de publicación: 2017

Volume: 29

Número: 2

Páxinas: 204-210

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.7334/PSICOTHEMA2016.127 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Psicothema

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Citas recibidas

  • Citas en Scopus: 11 (19-01-2023)
  • Citas en Dialnet Métricas: 11 (26-01-2023)
  • Citas en Web of Science: 12 (04-01-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Ano 2017
  • Factor de impacto da revista: 1.516
  • Factor de impacto sen autocitas: 1.289
  • Article influence score: 0.442
  • Cuartil maior: Q2
  • Área: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 57/135 (Edición: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Ano 2017
  • Impacto SJR da revista: 0.596
  • Cuartil maior: Q2
  • Área: Psychology (miscellaneous) Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 93/259

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Ano 2017
  • Factor de impacto da revista: 1,950
  • Ámbito: PSICOLOGÍA Cuartil: C1 Posición no ámbito: 5/116

CIRC

  • Ciencias Sociais: A+

Scopus CiteScore

  • Ano 2017
  • CiteScore da revista: 2.5
  • Área: Psychology (all) Percentil: 60

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Ano 2017
  • JCI da revista: 0.75
  • Cuartil maior: Q2
  • Área: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Cuartil: Q2 Posición na área: 74/186

Resumo

Background: The aim of this research was to identify those factors which motivate the use of social networks by 4th year students in Secondary Education between the ages of 15 and 18. Method: 1,144 students from 29 public and private schools took part. The data were analysed using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling technique. Results: Versatility was confirmed to be the variable which most influences the motivation of students in their use of social networks. The positive relationship between versatility in the use of social networks and educational uses was also significant. Conclusions: The characteristics of social networks are analysed according to their versatility and how this aspect makes them attractive to students. The positive effects of social networks are discussed in terms of educational uses and their contribution to school learning. There is also a warning about the risks associated with misuse of social networks, and finally, the characteristics and conditions for the development of good educational practice through social networks are identified.

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