â€˜Connected ka pa ba?â€™: A study on how social media usage affects face-to-face interactions within the home.
This study looked at the influence of social media usage on the face-to-face family interactions within the home. Its specific purpose was to determine the teenagerâ€™s perception of the quality of family interactions in relation to the duration and frequency of the teenagerâ€™s social media usage. An online survey to 100 students was conducted to extract the target population. Ten in-depth interviews were conducted to individuals aged 16 to19 who were identified as heavy users of Facebook and/or Twitter. These 10 students from the University of the Philippines Baguio belong to nuclear families. The qualitative data gathered from the in-depth interviews were analyzed descriptively and interpretively using Time Displacement Theory, Ester Jimenezâ€™ Four Dimensions of Family Relationship, and Banduraâ€™s concept of Self-Regulation. The presence of four family relationship dimensions, namely, Togetherness, Communication, Discipline, and Nurturance and Affection shaped the studentsâ€™ perceived quality of their family relationships. Findings showed that the media consumption of teenagers is self-regulated so as not to irrationally â€œdisplaceâ€ the time allotted for highly valued face-to-face family interactions. The researchers determined that time displacement occurred between the teenagerâ€™s social media usage and academic activities at home but not with the face-to-face interactions with their families.
Keywords: Social Media; Family communication; Teenagers; Self-Regulation; Time Displacement
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