The Effects of Social Network Sites on High School Students’ Social Capital

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Baco Catholic School
Baco, Oriental Mindoro

Lessons from Facebook: The Effects of Social Network Sites on High School Students’ Social Capital

By:
Paul Saimond P. Tobias
John Whindie Z. Alforo

A Semi-Thesis in English IV
Presented to :
Ms. Hilda Pura
February , 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE
* Acknowledgement…………………………………………………..……….…………….i * Dedication………………………………………………………………………………....ii CHAPTER I
* Introduction………………………………………………………..………………………1 * Statement of the Study…….……………………………………………………..10 * Problem and its Background......……………………………..……………………2 * Problem Statement………………………………………………………………… * Purpose of the Study….………………………...………………………………....8 * Definition of Terms…….……..………………………………………………….11 CHAPTER II

* Review of Related Literature………………………………………..…………………..12 * Local…………………………………………………………………………..…13 * Foreign…………………………………………….…………......………………14 * Conceptual Framework…………………………………………………………………..15 CHAPTER III

* Research Methodology Used………………………………………….………………....15 * Statistical Treatment………………………………………………………………....…..16 * Interpretation of Data ...……………………………………………….………………....16 CHAPTER IV
* Discussion ...……………………………………………………………………………..17 * Conclusions ...……………………………………………………....................................18 * Recommendations ...………………………………………………………………….….19 CHAPTER V

* References …………………………………………………………………….…………20 * Appendices……………………………………………………………………………….21

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This research would not have been possible without the support and assistance of our parents, for their help given to us in order to finish this research, financial support of our parents, BCS former students for their suggestions and advice, and our computer and printer.

Lastly, this research would not have been completed without the inspiration of our love ones, our friends, and our relatives. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude.

Pipoy & Paul

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DEDICATION
We would like to dedicate this research paper to our loving parents for giving us moral and financial support to do this research; they are our constant source of strength and inspiration.
Also to our love ones, our friends in Alag and in Poblacion, our relatives, and especially our English teachers, Ms. Lenningay Pascua and Ms. Hilda Pura for helping us in the time that we don’t understanding what we are going to do.

And mostly, to our God for giving us more knowledge and faith to finish this work. Pipoy & Paul

CHAPTER I
Statement of the Study: This Study is conducted to know how much is the intensity of Facebook use of some students of Baco Catholic School.

INTRODUCTION
Media use provides an important backdrop for the social, emotional, and cognitive development of youth, accounting for a large portion of their time. One type of online application that has grown rapidly in prevalence and popularity in recent years is social networking on the Internet. Social networking websites, such as Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, LiveJournal, and Bebo, are member-based Internet communities that allow users to post profile information, such as a username and photograph, and to communicate with others in innovative ways such as sending public or private online messages or sharing photos online As could be expected, researchers have begun to put to empirical test these claims, reaching a more balanced understanding of SNS. Existing research shows that young people are motivated to join these sites to keep strong ties with friends, to strengthen ties with new acquaintances, and, to a lesser degree, to meet new people online (Acquisti & Gross, 2006 http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~wcohen/10-802/fixed/Acquisti_and_Gross%2C_PET_2006.html). At the same time, sites like Facebook allow them to exchange news and discuss issues, both public (e.g., the 2010 Philippine presidential election) and private (e.g., movie tastes). In this paper, we examine...
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