To the Faculty and Staff of the College of Nursing, Manila Adventist Colleges
To our family and friends for their unconditional love and support
First of all, we thank God, for giving us the strength, courage, guidance and faith
that this research would be successful.
Warmest gratitude to the following who contributed to the completion of this study:
Dr. Ofelio Osorio, MAC Dean, College of Nursing (CON), for teaching and
guiding us on how to do a research.
Mrs. Mafel Falcatan, our adviser, for her patience, and knowledge shared on
doing this study, for her meaningful insights, and constructive criticism.
Mr. Berny Castillano, the statistician, thanks for his expertise
To our parents, for proving us moral and financial supports. To our respondents, for the cooperation they have given us, answering honestly the questions we have provided for them to aid us in gathering information that we needed to finish our research.
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Social Networking Sites (SNS) are one of the most popular topics being talked about. Examples of social networking sites are Friendster, Facebook, Twitter and Plurk. Social Networking Sites help us to communicate with our friends, classmates, and relatives but they also allow us to communicate with other people who share common interests with us. For instance a person added another person as a friend on Facebook since both of them is addicted on playing Cityville. Through these SNS, we develop virtual interpersonal relationships. An interpersonal relationship is a relatively long-term association between two or more people. This association may be based on emotions like love and liking, regular business interactions, or some other type of social commitments. Interpersonal relationships take place in a great variety of contexts, such as family, friends, marriage, acquaintances, work, clubs, neighborhoods, and churches. They may be regulated by law, custom, or mutual agreement, and are the basis of social groups and society as a whole. Social networking sites influence the interpersonal relationship of students in many ways.
Through social networking sites, users come to meet other people worldwide. These
people can affect the user’s interpersonal relationship with other people close to him/her.
This influence can either be good or bad for the user.
The researchers chose the topic about the influence of social networking sites to be studied because it is shown evidently that most of the students in MAC use Social Networking Sites as part of their activities done in the internet. Many students always log in to their account on Facebook, Friendster, etc. as a part of their everyday routine. Could you imagine the number of all the students logging in to these social networking sites, everyday? That would be millions of students logging in social networking sites. Why students are interested on these sites? Social networking sites typically offer many features and those features are positively the reason why many students are interested in checking out these sites. One of the general features of SNS is profiles. A profile contains all the information about the person plus their photos, videos, applications that they use and comments/messages posted by other persons. Well, SNS also offers special features like for example, Facebook has social games like Restaurant City and Pet Society. It is evident that many students greatly rely on these sites in order to interact with their friends and other people whether they know them or not. Being dependent to these sites promotes online friendships which are not good since they might encounter people that are suspicious in behavior. These sites hinder face-to-face friendship but many students reason out that they use SNS in order to communicate conveniently with their faraway friends. What...