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APPROVAL SHEET This research entitled ³The Influence of Social Networking Sites to the Interpersonal Relationship of the Students in ISPSC´ prepared and submitted by Rodrigo M. Sarmiento, Jr. and Yves Luigi Ventura in partial fulfillment of the requirements in English 102.

ABSTRACT Social Networking Sites are increasingly popular nowadays. Many SNS developers like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others are competing to give the best features in terms of socialization, interaction, privacy and even entertainment. It is not surprising that many people are hooked on with these sites since it is free and easily accessible with the use of a computer connected to the internet and even with the use of a mobile phone that enables SNS applications or internet browsing. However, does SNS usage affect interpersonal relationships? Do people rely too much on the fastest way communicating on the internet despite the lack of face-to-face interaction? This research aims to determine the effects of SNS to the interpersonal relationships. It also focuses on analyzing the level of interpersonal relationship after using SNS. The thesis will then consider how social networking sites impact interpersonal relationship in the real world. This research is based on a survey of 239purposively selected respondents that use social networking sites everyday with the status of their interpersonal relationship with family, friends, teachers and others as they use social networking sites. CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND A. Introduction Social Networking Sites (SNS) are one of the most popular topics being talkedabout by the students in Rogationist College. Examples of social networking sites areFriendster, Facebook, Twitter and Plurk. Social Networking Sites help us

tocommunicate with our friends, classmates, and relatives but they also allow us tocommunicate with other people who share common interests with us. For instance aperson added another person as a friend on Facebook since both of them is addictedon playing Restaurant City. Through these SNS, we develop virtual interpersonal relationships. An interpersonal relationship is a relatively long-term association between two ormore people. This association may be based on emotions like love and liking, regularbusiness interactions, or some other type of social commitments.

Interpersonalrelationships take place in a great variety of contexts, such as family, friends, marriage,acquaintances, work, clubs, neighborhoods, and churches. They may be regulated bylaw, 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 tobe studied because it is shown evidently that most of the students in RogationistCollege 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 apart of their everyday routine. Could you imagine the number of all the students

Oneof the general features of SNS is profiles. videos. everyday? That would be millions of students loggingin social networking sites. post comments/messages on otherprofiles and play social games? What are the benefits and purpose of doing theseactivities? Why are social networking sites frequently used by students nowadays? The researchers¶ goal is to address these questions and have an in-depth studywith regards to those questions stated above. It is evident that many students greatly rely on these sites in order to interact withtheir friends and other people whether they know them or not. Students¶ usage of social networking sitesprovides long-lasting insights to identity construction. Why students are interested on these sites? Social networking sites typically offer many features and those features arepositively the reason why many students are interested in checking out these sites.Facebook has social games like Restaurant City and Pet Society. Well. A profile contains all the information about theperson plus their photos. Being dependent to thesesites promotes online friendships which are not good since they might encounter peoplethat are suspicious in behavior. applications that they use and comments/messagesposted by other persons. SNS also offers special features like for example. What do these SNS possess to make the students keep on using them? Why do students upload photos.loggingin to these social networking sites. videos. social behavior . These sites hinder face-to-face friendship but manystudents reason out that they use SNS in order to communicate conveniently with theirfaraway friends.

weak ties maybe managed solely through the connections that link Facebook ³friends. sending a message or posting comments²users have a quickand easy way to stay connected thus keep the relationship healthy when they are toobusy to commit more time to face-to-face interaction (Vitak. 2008). strong ties are maintained and even strengthened further. a recent survey found that the average user had 180 friends on the website. While maintenance ofstrong ties typically requires significant commitments of time and energy. which is far more ³friends´ than the average person would say they have in the real world (Golder et al. 2006). private messages. although one predominantly composedof weak connections between users. wall postings and photo comments. Conceptual Framework In general.and peer-to-peerinteraction therefore studies such as this arises that found out the real perspective ofstudents about social life B.Social networking sites is a tool for person to keep in touch with his distant friends byfollowing their updates. Figure 1 served as the research paradigm. 2008).´ Facebookallows users to stay up-to-date on their weak ties¶ lives simply by viewing theinformation available in those friends¶ profiles and by connecting through actions suchas pokes. For example. For more vivid picture of the study.. online relationships contain much weaker ties than face-tofacerelationships (Vitak. thus enabling them tocreate and maintain a massive social network. . Social networking sites such as Facebook offer users aconvenient method for maintaining a large number of weak ties. Facebook saves users significant time. By offering multiplemethods of interaction. In cases where factors such as distance change a face-to-face relationship into aprimarily online relationship.

with lesstime and effort. C. Through this. students can only tell what they want to other people whenever they arechatting. Ifthey do this over and over again. tend to develop a weaker interpersonal relationship with their friends. This is due to too much dependency of students to the internet andcomputer as a medium of communication with their friends.What is the profile of the students in terms of: 1.1 Age? 1.2 Gender? .Paradigm of the Study Th Figure 1. this develops into a habit and be used to it until thetime comes that they just depend on the internet and computer on telling what theywant. teachers. Students. even if they are apart and also.Sometimes. the researchers seeked for theanswers in the following questions: 1. This is why researchers identified the influence of social networking sites to thestudents of Rogationist College. Thishappens if a student or a person knows well how to use a social networking site. and parents. a person can¶t express his emotions that results to an unhealthyrelationship with other people. or when they post comments on the wall of a person¶s account or profile. teachers. These are the following: Stronger Social Networking Sites Interpersonal Relationships interpersonal relationship of students with their friends. It will also be easier for the user to know when will be the birthday of his/herfriends and so he/she can greet them easily.and parents. teachers. incontrast. Statement of the Problem This study aimed on determining the Influence of Social Networking Sites to theinterpersonal relationship of the students. aside from developing a stronger interpersonal relationship. and parents.Students are always updated with the status of their close friends. There are also times that social networking sites don¶thave any effect on the interpersonal relationship of a student or a person with otherpeople. There are two possible types of interpersonalrelationship that students tend to develop. Particularly. or eventheir parents that are added in their friends list in the social networking sites that theyare using. teachers. The influence of social networking sites on the interpersonal relationships of the students The paradigm above shows the influence of social networking sites to theinterpersonal relationship of students.

teachers and friends.1. This study will help the guidance counselors to be aware of the influences of social networking sites to the students in Rogationist College.4 Others D. The result of this study will make the developers . with classmates. to be aware of the influences of social networking sites tothe students in Rogationist College.What is the influence of SNS to interpersonal relationship of students toward their: 3. With enough information about SNS¶s andtheir influence to the students. Social Networking Sites Developers. teachers. Scope and Delimitations of the Study The researchers conducted a study about the influence of social networking siteson the students of Rogationist College.What is the profile of the students in terms of using Social Networking Sites? 2.3Number of close friends. This research involved 239 current high school students of RogationistCollege within the school year 2009 to 2010 who use social networking sites every day.3Teachers 3.This study considered every aspect of studentsincluding the age. This studyfocused on the influences of social networking sites to the interpersonal relationship ofstudents. gender and year level in terms of social networking sites and theirsocial interaction at home. Online friends 3. Significance of the Study The researchers determined the role of social networking sites on the social aspects of students.1Family 3.3 Year Level? 2. Guidance Counselors. and parents as wellas the influences of social networking sites to their interpersonal relationship. School Administrators.This study used purposive sampling to determine the respondents since everyday usersof SNS are only considered. They also studied theinterpersonal relationship of students toward their friends. E. This study will help the school administrators.2Purpose of Using 2.1Frequency of Using 2.2Friends 3. school administrators can help in solving problemsof the students regarding this topic and give advices that are appropriate to thesituation when SNS¶s affect the interpersonal relationship of students. Byinforming them of this matter. like the guidance counselors. they will be able to relate more with students and togive accurate advices to students that have problems involving SNS¶s.

F. Online Friend. It is a type of friendship wherein you can actually be with them and see them more often and you know about them well enough. This will educate the students regarding the proper usage of socialnetworking sites. Because of this.It is the ability of an individual or group to secure their personal information and activities apart from others. . It is a term used to call a person added on your Social Networking Site account. they will be trying their best to develop a socialnetworking site that will only have good effects to the user and will help them todevelop a strong interpersonal relationship of the user to other people. The result of this study will make the students aware of how does social networking sites influence them and how does it affect their interpersonalrelationships. These terms are used within the context of the study. willknow a way how to help the students if they will be encountering a problemregarding the relationship of their students with other people. used the following terms defined conceptuallyand operationally. This can serve as a reference for further improvementsto be done in their study. It is a term used to call a person who is your friend in real life. In line with this. which is about the influence of social networking sites to theinterpersonal relationship of the students. parents can think of possible preventive ways if their child is prone to develop a weak interpersonalrelationship with other people because of too much usage and dependence fromsocial networking sites. Parents. teachers. as student¶s second parents.With enough knowledge. This study can help the further studies of future researchers regarding the influence of social networking sites on the interpersonalrelationship of students.of different SNS¶s aware of the influences of the SNS¶s that they are maintainingand making. Privacy. Students. This study can help the teachers by suggesting some ways in order for them to relate with student¶s social activities especially with regards of using socialnetworking sites. Future Researchers. Face ± to ± face friendship . This will help the students to improve their social life with theuse of social networking sites. Teachers. Definition of Terms This study. This study will help parents to understand their child¶s purpose of using social networking sites and for them to be aware of the influence from social networking sites that might affect their children. Offline Friend.

dislike. Social Networking Sites. Social networking sites are web based and provide avariety of ways for users to interact. kinship. Conceptual Literature Social networking sites have added entirely new meanings to interpersonalinteraction and community. They are defined as games found in social networking sites which allow social interaction with friends during the gameplay. It is the interplay between internet and real lifecommunication and its . such as friendship. A. It refers to making a social structure made of nodes that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency. Social Games. It focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities.researches and online sources. or relationships of beliefs.Profile. (e. Social behaviour. It is behaviour directed towards society. journals. Pet Society) Social Networking.knowledge or prestige.financial exchange. members of the same species. sexual relationships. CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE This chapter contains the review of related literature of the study and thejustification of the conceptual and research literature gathered from books. This is offered by social networking sites that contains all the personal information about the person and their activities.g. or who are interested in exploring the interestsand activities of others. or taking place between.

Through looking at previous research onFacebook. Internet based communication has beenincorporated into the development of interpersonal relationships. Popular socialnetworking websites such as Facebook have bundled many of the internet communication standards such as e-mail. The students were found to . forums. This aims to discover how far Facebook is used to define. so has limited research on the socialmediums. we will see what direction research needs to go to find validconclusions on the interplay of real life and Facebook in the development ofinterpersonal romantic relationships. Whileit varies slightly among gender and race groups. With Facebook playing a largerole in many romantic relationships. It was found that 28% of the students in the study had been deceptive in theirinternet communication. Likewise. its usage has become a staple activity in a young adult¶s life. and instant messaging into oneresource. However. It is one of the. cultivate. Withthis mass assimilation into daily life. it¶s important to see how this will continue to shapeinterpersonal communication in the future. overall. if not the top medium for youngadults to ³scope out´ and ³research´ potential partners. it has already begun to change the way in whichinterpersonal relationships are defined.affecting the way in which people communication. young adults (college aged)who have internet access use Facebook regularly for some type of social contact. and maintainreal life interpersonal romantic relationships. online romantic relationships. The importance of this research proposal isto look at how Facebook is an extension of real life. and disclosure through internetcommunication.subsequent effect on interpersonal relationships. as popularsocial networking sites MySpace and Facebook have cropped up over the years.

when females did it. While Facebook is used to cultivate old and new relationships. When people write and develop theirprofile.their attractiveness went down. then research needs to look at how farFacebook defines the romantic relationships.No research has looked into how lonely or desperate a Facebook user is when trying tofind a potential romantic partner. However. and the identity of self. Research has found that those who usethe internet to create and maintain a secondary romantic relationship in addiction to . no Facebook research has looked at howmuch real life interaction is required before a potential romantic partner is not seen as a³stalker´ or in any kind of negative light. choose their profile picture. Since internet usage is directly related topsychological well-being. sexism. In the area of romantic relationships.) that they were participating in on otherusers ³walls. relationships. Matsuba¶s research has shown that real liferelationships are looked at as more ³real´ in the negative and positive dimensions ofpersonal qualities. and publicly write on other user¶s Facebook ³walls.´ their perceived attractiveness went up.´Research has shown that when college aged males posted information about culturallynegative moral behaviors (partying.do this through both directcommunication using the wall post and private message features as well as indirectly bythe viewing of others profiles. while internet only relationships were less extreme. it is of interest to notethat there is a positive relationship between measures of internet usage and loneliness. etc. If real liferelationships are seen as more ³real´ and Facebook is an online medium ofcommunication for those real life relationships. it is also used by students in romantic relationships to display and checkthe status and commitment of their relationship.

the research did show that certain online media (particularlywebcams) are more likely to be used by people with social and dating anxietysymptoms.areal life one showed higher levels of relational certainty and high expectations of futureinteraction with their online partners.provide the necessary control over aspects of lives for those who don't want .establish identity with others and fulfil the need to feel included. Therefore. This could play into new research about whethercertain features of Facebook are used more so in romantic relational development bysocial and dating anxious than other features. provide the outlet forsome people to establish their need for recognition. it is important to see the connections and disconnects between real life andinternet life. It¶s also been found that time spent online andpositive views of the internet lead to a more favorable view of online romantic relationships. This needs to be developed further to see how much Facebook is used inthe initial stages of romantic relational development compared to usage when thepartners have a highly developed real life relationship. than those with less. While thesestudies have little relevance to the cultivation of a real life romantic relationship throughFacebook. However. control or leadership. there¶s a possibility that personal romantic beliefs are usedmore for a conventional relationship than an online-only relationship. social status. Some study found individualswho reported high levels of social and/or dating anxiety were not more likely to use theinternet to make online relationships than those who reported lower levels of social ordating anxiety. According to WebCredible social networks provide encouragement and support.

the user tends to maintain his weak interpersonalrelationship with his online . The studies show how important a user¶s perception of internetcommunication affects their levels of self disclosure. introverted adolescents used online communication to compensatefor their lacking of certain social skills. empathy. This type of relationship is what we call a weak interpersonalrelationship.to beleaders. Throughsocial networking sites like facebook. Research Literature According to Vitak (2008). and justone respondent said that he/she considered those friends as a strong tie. and socialnetworking. there are some reasons why an individual uses asocial networking site. We also see an entirely new set of internet basednon-verbal forming. It isinteresting to note that the introverts use the internet to compensate for their lack of social skills. The majority of respondents of her research paper (57%) said they wereinitially introduced to those ³friends´ through mutual friends. Interpersonal trust is found onlinethrough how much the users perceive the other person to be telling the truth. which increases thelikelihood of such relationships developing into strong ties. this research proposal takes it a step further to look at the social utility ofFacebook and the subsequent interplay of real life and on-line life in defininginterpersonal romantic relationships.85% said they do not communicate with the majority of their online-only friends. The first reason is for them to meet strangers and becomefriends with them.responses to a separate question overwhelmingly support the hypothesis. However. Research needs to look into howknowing someone directly could directly affect the way in which disclosure. relationships and the opportunity to interact with others. While asignificant portion or respondents said they have at least a few online-online friends. Conversely.with Facebook interaction. things could be different. On the other hand.and trust is built through Facebook. resulting in more online based friendships. However. along with these characteristics came astronger motivation to talk online. B. self disclosure. help establish friends. While there have been numerous studies on internet basedcommunication concerning romantic relationships.

friends because of an easy communication. students can communicate and maintaina healthy relationship with their friends from far places with ease that takes only a fewseconds to complete it. For example. and 87% of respondents said they had never experienced negativeconsequences in their offline relationships due to content in their Facebook profiles. Nearly two-thirds (65%) ofrespondents said the majority of their friends have a Facebook account. a jealous boyfriend saw a comment from a mysterious boy posted on the wallof his girlfriend that says intimate words. anoffline relationship can be affected or destroyed due to fights that will happen. chat rooms. Somethings found in the site can lead to misinterpretation for some people. Furthermore. Social Networking Sites also have negative effects in offline relationships. because of this. Because of onlinemessaging or comments that are visible to everyone in the friends list of a user. the relationship between . which suggeststhat many students use the site to stay in touch with their offline friends. Distance between two users that can change an offline relationship into onlinerelationship is also a reason why an individual uses SNSs. Keeping intouch with friends remains the primary reason for site usage across both years in schooland gender. approximately one-third (31%) of respondents with friendswho do not have a Facebook account say they would be closer to those friends if theywere on the site. a strong interpersonal relationship with his offline friendsneeds time and effort to be maintained. With the use ofprivate messaging and chat rooms of this site.which suggests that most respondents benefit from using the site. On the otherhand. He can useprivate messaging. and other method of communicating provided by thewebsite.

particularly that ofhigh school students in RogationistCollege. This weakening will be less pervasiveamong a person¶s closest circle of friends and more obvious among lesser friends. Justification of the Study This related studies and concepts helped in determining the influence of socialnetworking sites on the interpersonal relationship of students in Rogationist College ofthe school year 2009-2010. asdigital communication will become the primary mode of communication in these relationships. HAPTER 3 METHODOLOGY This chapter contains Research Design. As a larger percentage of communication moves into the digital arena. because of postingcomments on the wall of a user became much easier. and Vitak (2008). There were some studies conducted thatdealt with social networking and its effects towards teenagers in different aspects. C.Interpersonal relationship. This supported and validated or reversed the ideas ofMatsuba and Golder (2006). it will also be effortless for otherpeople to spread rumors and gossips that can destroy a life of an individual. Data Gathering Procedure and Statistical Treatment of Data. we willsee a general weakening of ties between people. Another negative effect is. Sampling Technique. . Research Instrument.thegirl and his boyfriend can be broken. although some of the aforementioned studies havetackled somewhat similar aspects to that of the one being studied on by the researchers. isn't one of those aspects.

The survey form asked if the respondents are using social networking sites and theirfrequency of using the sites. opinions.A. After determining those who use social networking siteseveryday. It often involves some type of comparison or contrast. requires gathering of facts that requires sufficient andaccurate interpretation. the questionnaire asked for the profile of the respondents and the status . This sampling method includedrespondents that fall under the purpose of the study and others that are not useful forthe study are positively excluded. Research Instrument The researchers used questionnaires and survey forms as research instruments. organized. The researchers used the survey technique which is under descriptive researchdesign. The study focused on the effects of SNS to theinterpersonal relationship thus a survey is conducted to the high school students ofRogationist College that are using social networking sites every day. group. or thing behaves or functions in the present.recording. It involves the description. C. Sampling Technique The researchers used purposive sampling. Research Design This study used descriptive research design. B. beliefs. composition. It focuses on prevailing conditions or how a person. and interpretation of the present nature. interests and the like and then the gathereddata are analyzed. This technique is used to collect demographic data aboutrespondent¶s behavior. analysis. Survey technique. or processesof phenomena. and interpreted.

and interpreted. classmates and others. a list of the respondentswhich are SNS users will be organized then copies of the main questionnaire will beproduced. teachers.the researchers also determined the percentage of the respondents who are . friends. Data Gathering Procedure The researchers will distribute a survey form to each section in order todetermine the users of social networking sites and must be accomplished within two tothree days. Through this. Once the deadline of the questionnaires arrived. D. theresearchers will coordinate with the officers to retrieve all the questionnaires completely. However. E. summarized. After the researchers collected the survey forms. The respondents will be given two to three days allowance to answerthe main questionnaire. The copies of the main questionnaire will depend on the number of therespondents. proportion.The questionnaires gathered will contain all the needed data for the study and it will beorganized. analyzed. extra copies will be reproduced if some respondents loss theirquestionnaires. or percentage of items in a particularcategory in a set of data. An officer of each section will be selected to distribute andcollect the questionnaires. while percentage is the proportion or share in relation to awhole. This technique is used to determine the percentage of our respondents out oftotal population in terms of frequency of using Social Networking Sites.oftheir interpersonal relationship with their family. Statistical Treatment of Data The researchers used the following formulas to analyze the results of the survey: Frequency is the number.

is the sum of the values divided by the total number of values.1 Year Level of the Respondents Year Level Frequency .affected bythe influence of social networking sites. This determined the average result of the data gathered from different respondents. the data gathered by the researchers has been tabulated. gender? Table 1. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA In this chapter. PROBLEM 1: What is the profile of the students in terms of year level. analyzed and interpreted to get a meaningful conclusion about the data. n x x ™ = Where: X represents the sample mean N represents the total number of respondents X represents the frequency CHAPTER 4 PRESENTATION. or average.x 100 % N Where: P is percentage f is number of respondents falling under a particular category N is total number of population The mean. The formula for frequency and percentage is: f P =------. age.

Percentage First Year 61 25.52 Second Year 75 31.38 Third Year 43 17.99 Fourth Year 60 25.10 percent are seniors.29 14 54 22.38 percent are sophomores.52 percent are freshmen.1 showed that out of 239respondents.00 Using frequency and percentage. Table 1.46 13 70 29. 75 or 31.15 TOTAL 239 100.10 TOTAL 239 100.60 or 25.50 16 41 17.00 .2 Age of the Respondents Age Frequency Percentage 12 25 10. 61 or 25. the results in Table 1.59 15 49 20. and 43 or 17.99 percent are juniors.

frequency of SNS usage.3 showed that out of 239 respondents.14 percent are females while 112 or 46.18 Twitter . 49 or 20.86 percent are males.50 percent are 15 years old.46 percent are 12 years old. the results in Table 1. PROBLEM 2: What is the profile of the students in terms of preferred SNS.Using frequency and percentage.29 percent are 13 years old. the results in Table 1.1 Preferred SNS of the Respondents SNS Frequency Percentage Facebook 220 92. purpose of using SNS and number of SNS friends? Table 2. 54 or 22. and 41 or 17. 127 or 53.2 showed that out of 239respondents.14 TOTAL 239 100.15 percent are 16 years old.86 Female 127 53. Table 1.59 percent are 14 yearsold.05 Friendster 10 4.3 Gender of the Respondents Gender Frequency Percentage Male 112 46. 70 or 21.00 Using frequency and percentage. and25 or 10.

10 or 4. 5 or 2.26 percent preferred Twitter.42 percent preferred Multiply.05 percent preferred Facebook.79 1-2 Hours 80 33.26 Multiply 1 0. 200 or 92.2 Respondents¶ Frequency of SNS Usage Hours Frequency Percentage Less than 1 hour 21 8.09 TOTAL 239 100. 3 or 1.3 1.00 Using frequency and percentage.42 Others 5 2. Table 2.18 percent preferredFriendster. the results in Table 1.09 percent preferred other SNS.4 showed that out of 239respondents.47 3-4 Hours 76 .and 1 or 0.

00 Using frequency and percentage.64 percent use SNS for more than 6 hours.80 5-6 Hours 27 11.64 TOTAL 239 100.80 percent use SNS for 3-4 hours. 35 or 14.47 percent use SNS for 1-2 hours.80 To meet new people 18 7. 76 or 31. 80 or 33. able 2.30 More than 6 Hours 35 14. 27 or 11. and 21 or 8.53 Just for fun and entertainment 117 48.95 To be µin¶ because it's popular nowadays 2 .30 percent use SNS for 5-6 hours. the results in Table 1.5 showed that out of 239respondents.46 Keeping in Touch with friends 76 31.79 percent use SNS for less than an hour.3 Respondent¶s Purpose of Using SNS Purpose Frequency Percentage Keeping in Touch with family 25 10.31.

25 or 10.95 percent agreed that their puspose of using SNS is³Just forfun and entertainment. and 1 or 0.76 or 31.6 showed that out of 239respondents. Table 2.72 500+ 21 8.83 200+ 39 16. 117 or 48.28 700+ 7 .84 percent agreedon ³To be µin¶ because it's popular nowadays´. 2 or 0.42 TOTAL 239 100.84 Others 1 0.80 percent agreed on ³Keeping in touch with friends´.0.00 Using frequency and percentage.79 600+ 15 6.4 Respondents¶ Number of SNS Friends Number of Friends Frequency Percentage Less than 100 18 7.32 300+ 38 15.53 100+ 45 18.42 percent agreed on other purpose. the results in Table 1.90 400+ 28 11.46 percent agreed on ³Keeping in touch with family´.

35 900+ 6 2. 38 or 15.90 percent has 300+ friends. and Others? Table 3. and 6 or 2. 3 Often 3.93 percent has 700+ friends. You always want to keep in touch with your family. Friends. 18 or 7.83 percent has 100+ friends.72 percent has 400+ friends.7 showed that out of 239respondents.1 Respondents¶ Interpersonal Relationship with their Family QUESTIONS: MEAN INTERPRETATION 1. You want to interact more with your family because of SNS. 3 .79 percent has 500+ friends.93 800+ 8 3. 28 or 11. 7 or 2. 15 or6. 8 or 3. the results in Table 1.53 percent has less than 100 friends.00 Using frequency and percentage. 45 or 18. PROBLEM 3: What is the interpersonal relationship of students toward their Family.2.86 percent has 1000+ friends.35 percenthas 800+ friends. Teachers. 2.75 Often 2.86 TOTAL 239 100. 14 or 5. 21or 8.51 percent has 900+ friends. 39 or 16.28 percent has 600+ friends.32 percent has 200+friends.51 1000+ 14 5. You prioritize on having quality time with your family.

3 Often 6.50 = Never Table 3. You can balance your time with your family.1 is 2. You can express yourself more with your family. Your relationship with your family is much better after using SNS. 3 Often 9. 00 ± 0. You obey the rules of your parents.51 ± 3. Themean score of Table 3.5 Sometimes 8.51 ± 2.50 = Seldom 0. 3 Often 7. therespondents prioritize on having quality time with their family (3). You¶re ready to help when your family needs you 3 Often Legend:3. As a result of using social networking sites.Often 4.50 = Often 1.00 = Always 2. 3 Often 5.1 shows the respondents¶ interpersonal relationship with their family.9 or often.51 ± 4.51 ± 1. want to keep in . You have better communication with your family.50 = Sometimes 0. 2.

enjoyhaving time with their family (3).2 Respondents¶ Interpersonal Relationship with their Friends QUESTIONS MEAN INTERPRETATION 1. balance their time with their family (3). You can relate to your friends since you use SNS that they also use.75). SNS makes you in good terms with your friends. are ready to help when their family needs them (3). You want to interact more with your friends because of SNS. You always want to keep in touch with your . 3 Often 4. expressthemselves more with their family (3).touchwith their family (3). 3 Often 2. obey therules of their parents (3). Table 3. want to interact more with their family (2. have better communication with their family (3). havebetter relationship with their family (2.5). 3 Often 3.

00 = Always 2. Social networking sites help you much better in terms of communicating with your friends.51 ± 3. 3 Often 9.50 = Sometimes 0.50 = Seldom 0.You enjoy spending time with your friends.51 ± 4.friends. 3 Often 8. 3 Often 5.51 ± 2. 3 Often 6.51 ± 1.50 = Often 1. 3 Often 10. You express yourself more with your friends in social networking sites.03 Often Legend:3. You¶re ready to help when your friends need you.25 Often MEAN SCORE 3. You are open with your friends. 3. 00 ± 0. You prefer to spend more time with your friends like hanging-out with them.50 = Never . 3 Often 7.

2 is 3.3 Respondents¶ Interpersonal Relationship with their Teachers QUESTIONS MEAN INTERPRETATION 1. Table 3. always want to keep in touch with their friends(3). You want to interact more with your teachers because of SNS. As a result of using social networkingsites. You prioritize academic-related activities. interact more withtheir friends because of SNS (3). Social networking sites helped you much better in terms of asking your teachers regarding your school works.The mean score of the Table 3. are open with their friends (3). You can communicate with your teachers easily with the use of SNS. 3 Often 4. 2 Sometimes 2.2 shows the respondents interpersonal relationship with their friends. prefer to spendmore time hanging-out with their friends (3).have good terms with their friends (3). You keep your focus on the lesson being discussed by your teacher. the respondents enjoy spending time with their friends (3. have better communication with their friends because of SNS (3). relate to their friends since they also use SNS (3). are ready tohelp when their friends need them (3). 2 .0 or often. 2 Sometimes 5.Table 3. 3 Often 3.25).

50 = Often 1. the respondents keep their focus on the lesson being discussed by their teachers(3).3 shows the respondents¶ interpersonal relationship with their teachers.4 or sometimes. prioritize tasks given by their . You prioritize tasks given by your teachers.51 ± 3. You can easily talk or approach your teachers.50 = Sometimes 0.45 Sometimes Legend:3. 3 Often 10. 3 Often MEAN SCORE 2. You enjoy interacting with your teachers.51 ± 1.00 = Always 2.The mean score of Table 3.50 = Never Table 3. 2.51 ± 4.3 is 2. As a result of using social networkingsites. 2 Sometimes 9. 00 ± 0.51 ± 2.5 Sometimes 7. prioritize academic-related activities (3). 2 Sometimes 8.50 = Seldom 0. You are open with your teachers.Sometimes 6. You can express yourself more with your teachers because of social networking sites.

5). communicate easily with their teacherswith the use of SNS (2). Table 3. open with their teachers (2). have better communication with their teachers in terms ofschool works with the help of SNS (2).enjoy interacting with their teachers (3).25 Sometimes .teachers (3). interact more with their teachers because of SNS (2). easily approach their teachers (2.4 Respondents¶ Interpersonal Relationship with Others QUESTIONS MEAN INTERPRETATION 1. 2.express themselves more with their teachersbecause of SNS (2). You ignore friend requests from people you don¶t know.

You send friend requests to people you do not know. You are cautious to people that you meet in SNS. You post comments to people you don¶t know but are added to your list.00 = Always 2. You make your contact number and address visible only to your friends. 3 Often 8.51 ± 4.75 Often 4. You only share limited information about yourself on your profile. 1. 2 Sometimes 3.51 ± 3. 2 Sometimes 6. 2. You make your profile visible only to your friends.2. You visit profiles of people added in your list but you do not know.75 Sometimes MEAN SCORE 2. You block people that are suspicious.38 Sometimes Legend:3. 2 Sometimes 10. You delete comments or posts from other people that you don¶t know but are added in your friend¶s list. 3 Often 5. 2 Sometimes 9.50 = Often . 3 Often 7.

00 ± 0. and enjoy interacting with their teachers (3). have good terms with their friends (3). want to interact more with their family (2.50 = Never (3). are ready to help when their family needs them(3). enjoy having time with their family (3). relate totheir friends since they also use SNS (3).and have better relationship with their family (2. The mean score of the Table 3. prioritize academic-related activities (3). As a result of using social networking sites.50 = Seldom 0.5). The statements that were gathered under the mean of2.2 Respondent¶s Interpersonal Relationship withtheir friends is 3.4 or sometimes.: the respondents keep their focus on the lesson being discussedby their teachers (3). have better communication with their friendsbecause of SNS (3). All the statements were gathered under the mean of 2. prefer to spend more time hanging-out with their friends (3).51 ± 1.50 = Sometimes 0.55 to 3. the respondents enjoy spending timewith their friends (3.1.55 to3. obey the rules of their parents (3). interact more with their friends because of SNS (3). The statements . areopen with their friends (3).25).54 are the ff.55.75). and are ready to help when their friends need them (3).51 ± 2. alwayswant to keep in touch with their friends (3). The mean score of Table 3.3 Respondent¶s Interpersonal Relationship with theirteachers is 2. prioritize tasks given bytheir teachers (3).0 or often.

B. block people that are suspicious (2). have bettercommunication with their teachers in terms of school works with the help of SNS (2). The statements that weregathered under the mean of 2. send friends requests to people they don¶t know (1.54 are the ff: the respondents make their contactnumber and address visible only to their friends (3). and with others.55 to 2. comments to people they don¶t butadded in their list (2). make their profile visible only to their friends (3). The mean score of Table 3.75).4 or sometimes. visit profiles ofpeople added in their list but they don¶t know (2).express themselves more with their teachers because of SNS (2).54 are the ff: the respondents ignore friends requests from the people theydon¶t know (2.5). share limited information aboutthemselves (3).55 to 2. friends.communicate easily with their teachers with the use of SNS (2).thatwere gathered under the mean of 1. and open-up withtheir teachers (2). 2.75).) Most of the respondents are using Facebook just to have fun and entertainment .55 to 3. interact more with their teachers because of SNS (2). delete comments or posts fromother people that they don¶t know but added in theirfriend¶s list(2).) Using social networking sites helped the respondents to develop a strong interpersonal relationship with their family. and cautious to thepeople they meet in SNS (2. they arrived with the following conclusions: 1.54 are the ff: the respondents easilyapproach their teachers (2.4 is 2. Conclusions After analyzing the data gathered by the researchers. teachers.25). The statements that were gathered under the mean of1.

they have formulated the following recommendations: 1. andscholarship´.ellison.) The respondents are cautious with the strangers that they meet in SNS's because of having a limited friends added to their account that they know. 4-5. Harris. teachers. ³Social networking the safe way´.because of its available features for the users. and N. 5. and guidance counselors must encourage the students to use SNS since it promotes good interpersonal relationships.http://www. Social networking sites: definition.) Students must properly use social networking sites and not just for fun and entertainment but for communication with their family. 4.cdw yer@pace. ³The internet and social relationships´. 3.http://w w w .) Students must also encourage their classmates to use SNS frequently since itpromotes good communication with their teachers regarding school works and related activities. 2009. Ellison.indiana. ³Digital relationship in the µmyspace¶ generation: results from a quantitative study´.edu.) The respondents intend to open-up more with their friends in social networking sites than with others.) Students must also encourage their friends to use SNS since it promotes good relationship making friendship ties grow stronger. 2.org/ archieve3s.) Most of the respondents use social networking sites for only 1-2 hours in a day.html. K. 2008. friends and teachers. history.) Parents. school administrators. C. Boyd. C.donah. 2009. September 12.http://jcmc. Recommendations Based on the conclusions that the researches made. 2009. 3.com. 2008. September1. ³Using social networking sites as student engagement tools´. 5. 4. 28. Dwyer.htm. Bato balani for science & technology. Harris. BIBLIOGRAPHY 2008. K. September 12.) Social networking site developers and companies must improve the security andprivacy that they are giving to its users to promote a safe environment especially forchildren and teenagers.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd. D. .

Santos.com/news/ 2009/08/07/social-network-may-foster-jealousy/7616. . September 26.peinternet. 5.htm. September 12.http://psychcentral. 4-5.http://www. 2009.org/snstudents.html. 2009.asp. Nauert. ³Social network may foster jealousy´.http://donah.org?pDF?n? 198?report_display. A. ³Social networking websites and teens´. September 9. 2009. 2009. M.C rossroads. R. Lenhart. ³Everyone¶s connected´.

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