HomeHarvestvol. 15 no. 1 (2019)

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSURE AND POLITICAL MATURITY OF COLLEGE STUDENTS IN BALIUAG UNIVERSITY

Diosdado P. Estimada

 

Abstract:

This study aims to examine the relationship between Baliuag University college students’ level of exposure to social media and their level of political maturity, as measured by their awareness of political issues and political participation. Kruskal-Wallis H-test and Spearman rho were used to analyze the data. Results revealed that students are aware of certain global, national, and local issues but have very limited participation on political discussions. Moreover, students’ political participation and awareness do not differ across age, sex, and year level. In addition, students’ frequency of visit to and the number of hours spent on Facebook is correlated with students’ political awareness.