Discovering how lower grade university students spend their free time with media: The generation y scenario / Azniza Ahmad Zaini, Nor Aziah Abd Kadir and Mohd Zahid Laton

Ahmad Zaini, Azniza and Abd Kadir, Nor Aziah and Laton, Mohd Zahid (2012) Discovering how lower grade university students spend their free time with media: The generation y scenario / Azniza Ahmad Zaini, Nor Aziah Abd Kadir and Mohd Zahid Laton. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 16 (01). pp. 47-63. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

This study was conducted to discover how lower grade students of Generation Y at one higher education institution in the East Coast Malaysia spend their free time with media. It is crucial for educators and parents to understand the role of media in young people’s lives as media is among the most powerful forces in the young people’s lives today. Media is also able to influence the activities that Generation Y students are engaged in during their free time because they are born in the digital age. The respondents for the study were lower grade students from a public university in Malaysia. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to the respondents and the sample was obtained using a non-probability sampling technique. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results from this study are hoped to provide educators and parents with valuable information on the impact of media on youths, specifically the lower grade students at higher education institution.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Ahmad Zaini, Aznizanizazaini@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Abd Kadir, Nor Aziahaziahkadir@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Laton, Mohd Zahidmzahidl@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Personnel management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Technology. Information technology. Internet in higher education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > UiTM Press Pahang
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 16
Number: 01
Page Range: pp. 47-63
Item ID: 29617
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free time, Generation Y, Lower grade university students, Media
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29617

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