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The Effect of

Social Media
on Social Life
By Christopher Dlamini, Grace Pestridge,
and Shelby Weber
Research Question

For our project we were looking for answers to the question:

What effect does social media


have on students social lives?
Survey Questions

★ How many forms of social media do you have?

★ How many hours do you spend on social media a week?

★ How many times a week do you post on social media?

★ How much do you feel like your privacy has been

impacted by your use of social media?


Survey Questions cont.

★ What impact has social media had on your in person


social life?

★ Do you feel like you spend more time on social media


then you do with friends?

★ Would you delete your social media accounts under the


right circumstances?
Raw Data
What impact has social media had on your in person
social life?

Average: 4.25
Median: 4
Mode: 5
Raw Data

How many hours do you spend on social media a

week?

<1 hour: 5.59%


1-2 hours: 34.27%
3-4 hours: 30.77%
5+ hours: 28.67%
Raw Data

How many times a week do you post on social media?

Average: 3
Median: 2
Mode: 2
Raw Data
How much do you feel like your privacy has been
impacted by your use of social media?

Average: 2.93
Median: 3
Mode: 3
Based on a scale of 1-5. 1= Small Impact 5= Large Impact
Raw Data

What impact has social media had on your in person


social life?

Average: 5.74
Median: 6
Mode: 5
Based on a scale 1-9. 1= very negative 9= very positive
Raw Data

Do you feel like you spend more time on social media


then you do with friends?

Yes: 36.36%
No: 62.94%
Raw Data
Would you delete your social media accounts under the
right circumstances?
Average: 4
Median: 3
Mode: 1
On a scale of 1-9. 1= absolutely 9= not under any
circumstances
Data Analysis
Do You feel like you spend more time on social media than with friends?

37%

63%

yes no
Data Analysis
LIKELINESS OF DELETING SOCIAL MEDIA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

13%

8%

41%

5%

3%

8%

9%
6%
7%
Data Analysis
50

45

40

35

30
No. of people

25

20

15

10

0
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Data Analysis
No. of hours vs. frequency of posts 25 posts 24 posts

60 23 posts 22 posts

21 posts 20 posts
50
19 posts 18 posts

17 posts 16 posts
40
No. of people

15 posts 14 posts

30 13 posts 12 posts

11 posts 10 posts
20
9 posts 8 posts

7 posts 6 posts
10
5 posts 4 posts

0 3 posts 2 posts
Less than 1 hour 1-2 hours 3-4 hours 5+
No. of hours 1 post 0 posts
Data Analysis
Chart Title
16

14

12
No. Of People

10

0
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Forms of Social Media

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Conclusion

● Most people do not think that they spend more time on


social media
● Yet given the right circumstances most people would
delete their social media
● Most people responded that there was some type of
impact on their social lives due to social media