Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0761

Masiha S

Masiha S
Government of Punjab,

  • Research Article
    Exploring the Link between the Use of Facebook and Political Participation among Youth in Pakistan
    Author(s): Masiha S, Habiba U, Abbas Z, Saud M and Ariadi SMasiha S, Habiba U, Abbas Z, Saud M and Ariadi S

    Use of Facebook engages people in online debates. Online political participation becomes a precursor for offline political participation. The study aimed to explore the link between the use of Facebook and political participation among youths in Pakistan. Quantitative data gathered by means of online structured questionnaire was analyzed using the software statistical package for social sciences. Use of Facebook was measured with No. of Facebook accounts, duration of Facebook Account (in years), Time spent (hr) weekly on Facebook, total number of friends and close friends on Facebook while political participation was measured by knowing the ways of participating in online and offline political activities. Use of Facebook was independent variable and political participation was dependent variable. The study concluded that people youth shared more the policy of a particular party on the.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-0761.1000315

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