The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 8
Page No. 1278 - 1287

Religious and Social Behaviour: Study on Internet Surfing Trend among Students of KKTM Rembau

Authors : Mariam Abdul Majid, Abd. Rahman Maarof, Syarul Azman Shaharuddin and Abur Hamdi Usman

Abstract: This study aims to identify how often the students surf the internet and its correlation with their religious and social behaviour. The data were analysed by Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 19 in which the sample students were chosen by a purposive sampling. We included 220 students (80 men, 140 women) answering the questionnaire from five diploma programs in the Department of General Studies in Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA (KKTM) Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia from January 2015 to December 2015. As the results, it was found that more than 15 times a day students login the internet which is 41.4%. In the other hand, those who surfing the internet more than 6 h a day are 32.3%. Students tend to surf the internet between 7 pm to 12 am there are 37.7% while from 12-4 am there are 31.4% with the value of mean altogether is 2.744. Some of the factors that encourage students use the internet is to spend their free time with interaction using the social media, entertainment, looking for information and downloading media from the internet with a value of the mean is 3.323. Softwares which are often used by students such WhatsApp, Instagram, WeChat, Facebook, e-mail and YouTube with a value of the mean is 2.521. As a result, there is a significant correlation between internet surfing and student’s religious and social behaviour isolated and having problem with their study. As a sum, the use of the internet freely and uncontrollable can cause the waste of time and expose to the negative impact on student’s religious practice. This can be seen through their complacent attitude toward prayer time even some of them thus, ignore it totally. Not surprisingly, their souls become withered and easy to think negatively of parent’s advice. In relation to this, it shows that KKTM students are anti social, internet abuse and did not care of their health. However, the result is low to average but still needs to be taken care of by all parties to overcome and improve.

How to cite this article:

Mariam Abdul Majid, Abd. Rahman Maarof, Syarul Azman Shaharuddin and Abur Hamdi Usman, 2018. Religious and Social Behaviour: Study on Internet Surfing Trend among Students of KKTM Rembau. The Social Sciences, 13: 1278-1287.

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