Utilization of Social Media and Learners’ Creative Writing Skills

Jecelle Faith M. Tenaja *

Southern de Oro Philippines College-Graduate School, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

Richard M. Oco

Southern de Oro Philippines College-Graduate School, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: The purpose of this study is to identify the profile of the respondents’ most used social media networks; determine the level of social media utilization in terms of educational, networking and entertainment tool; to determine the students’ level of creative writing skills in terms of content, convention, and vocabulary; find the significant relationship between the utilization of social media and the creative writing skills of students.

Study Design: Descriptive Survey Research Method with Quantitative Approach.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at Agusan National High School in Cagayan de Or City's East 1 District during the school year: 2022.

Methodology: The respondents were Two hundred thirty-two (232) students in Grade 10 at Agusan National High School in Cagayan de Oro City's East 1 District. This study used a self-created survey that underwent validity and reliability testing.

Results: The results showed that the most utilized social media site was Facebook, while Twitter was Less Utilized interpreted as Very Low. On the students' overall utilization of social media, utilization as a networking tool got the highest, while utilization as an educational tool was the lowest. The students' overall creative writing skills, Vocabulary was the highest, while the content was the lowest. Students’ most used social media sites have a significant relationship with their creative writing skills. Thus, the null hypothesis is rejected. Students’ extent of utilization of social media sites has a significant relationship to their creative writing skills. Thus, the null hypothesis is rejected.

Conclusions: The study employed a descriptive survey research method, which included a quantitative approach to collecting numerical data through a questionnaire. It also used frequency and percentage distribution, mean and standard deviation. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient was also used to find the relationships among the variables. The results showed that students visit and utilize Facebook and their social media accounts Most of the Time, while their creative writing skills were also at Most of the Time or High Level. It was concluded that students' utilization of social media is significantly correlated to their creative writing skills; thus, it is recommended that the utilization of social media be guided and monitored for proper and correct utilization.

Keywords: Social media, learners skills, writing skills


How to Cite

Tenaja, J. F. M., & Oco , R. M. (2023). Utilization of Social Media and Learners’ Creative Writing Skills. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 44(3), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2023/v44i3961

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