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The European Journal of Education and Applied Psychology, Issue 1/2017

Social support over Facebook as predictor of life satisfaction among Malaysian University students

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/EJEAP-17-1-42-45

Pages: 42 - 45

Authors: Shok H. O.

Abstract: Abstract: Many young people interact and thus receive and communicate social support over the online world, particularly through Facebook. This paper focuses on how Malaysian university students perceived social support over Facebook. More specifically, this study focuses on how perceived social support influence university students’ life satisfaction. Participants were 800 university students from southern of Malaysia (178 male and 622 female). The finding showed that social support is related to university students’ life satisfaction. There is a positive correlation between perceived social support and life satisfaction. In conclusion, perceived social support over social media such as Facebook are important elements of social relationships for university students in determining their life satisfaction

Keywords: Keywords: Social support, life satisfaction, Facebook.

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