The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
Page No. 585 - 589

Understanding the Purposes and Problems of Using Mobile Phones among Youths in Malaysia: Some Preliminary Analyses

Authors : Md. Salleh Hassan, Mohd Nizam Osman, Norsabila Ramli and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril

Abstract: The present study attempts to fulfill two main objectives: To identify the purposes of mobile phone usage among youth in Malaysia and to examine the problems they face with mobile phone usage. This is a quantitative study which used a developed questionnaire to collect the data. Although, the findings represent preliminary data for the actual study to be conducted, they offer an early picture on how youths use mobile phones and what problems they face in relation to this. The analyses performed show that youths use mobile phones primarily to contact their families and for emergency purposes while fast changes in terms of mobile phone models were cited among the main problem faced in using mobile phones.

How to cite this article:

Md. Salleh Hassan, Mohd Nizam Osman, Norsabila Ramli and Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril, 2013. Understanding the Purposes and Problems of Using Mobile Phones among Youths in Malaysia: Some Preliminary Analyses. The Social Sciences, 8: 585-589.

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