Assessment of Social Media Usage among Metropolitan Students in Khulna, Bangladesh

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Mamunor Rashid
Md. Ripul Kabir


The goals of this study were to find out how many Bangladeshi students use social media, how students’ use of social media affected their work in school, and how their behavior have been changed. Data were gathered using a Google form online poll with a structured questionnaire. The survey ran from January to the middle of March 2021. A total of 300 invitations were sent out randomly to respondents, and 220 of them filled out the forms. The results showed that most of the respondents’ academic performance suffered because they spent too much time on social media. The length of time spent on social media was significantly linked to changes in academic performance. The problems that affect female students most are paying attention in class, controlling their anger, and eating habits. The problems that affect male students most are not getting enough sleep. More time spent on social media, especially late at night, was linked to problems like losing focus, losing their anger, and not getting enough sleep.

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Mamunor Rashid, Khulna University

This is Mamunor Rashid working as an academician, researcher, media practitioner, columnist, Communication expert, and coordinator of Disaster Perception, a voluntary organization. Mr. Rashid is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Mass Communication and Journalism at Khulna University and worked as Head In-Charge (Temporary) from October 2020 to June 2021 in the same discipline. His area of specialization is Mobile Journalism, Digital Media Literacy, Social Media Literacy, Children and media, Technology and Communication, Media Studies, and Development Communication. He has published a number of scholarly articles in national and international journals. He has also presented many articles and papers at various national and international seminars and conferences. He has obtained graduation and post-graduation degrees in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Dhaka. He worked in a private radio station Radio Today and with a PR agency. He is also a regular writer of national dailies and loves to write columns on different social issues.

Md. Ripul Kabir, Khulna University

Md. Ripul Kabir is an academician, researcher, and member of the advisory committee of BLAST (Bangladesh Legal Aid and Support Trust), Bangladesh. Mr. Kabir worked in banks for three years, taught at Begum Rokeya University for about four years, Rangpur, and in some private universities. He works as an assistant professor at Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, and Khulna. He is now doing his Ph.D. in psycho-social health of farmers in Bangladesh at the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. His area of specialization is Health, Disaster, Gender, Elderly People, and Reproductive Health. He has published a number of scholarly articles in national and international journals.


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