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Understanding students’ behavior in online social networks: a systematic literature review

Masrom, Maslin and Busalim, Abdelsalam H. and Abuhassna, Hassan and Nik Mahmood, Nik Hasnaa (2021) Understanding students’ behavior in online social networks: a systematic literature review. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 18 (1). p. 6. ISSN 2365-9440


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41239-021-00240-7


The use of online social networks (OSNs) has increasingly attracted attention from scholars’ in different disciplines. Recently, student behaviors in online social networks have been extensively examined. However, limited efforts have been made to evaluate and systematically review the current research status to provide insights into previous study findings. Accordingly, this study conducted a systematic literature review on student behavior and OSNs to explicate to what extent students behave on these platforms. This study reviewed 104 studies to discuss the research focus and examine trends along with the important theories and research methods utilized. Moreover, the Stimulus-Organism-Response (SOR) model was utilized to classify the factors that influence student behavior. This study’s results demonstrate that the number of studies that address student behaviors on OSNs have recently increased. Moreover, the identified studies focused on five research streams, including academic purpose, cyber victimization, addiction, personality issues, and knowledge sharing behaviors. Most of these studies focused on the use and effect of OSNs on student academic performance. Most importantly, the proposed study framework provides a theoretical basis for further research in this context.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social media, Systematic review
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:95969
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:01 Jul 2022 14:43
Last Modified:01 Jul 2022 14:43

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