Social media use among young adults (18-35) yrs in Kuwait

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2500 Word Dissertation Proposal (60%)

A dissertation research proposal should outline your ideas and plans for your final masters

dissertation. The proposal should include:

• The aims and objectives of research;

• Your main research question(s);

• An initial literature review detailing the conceptual basis for your research, highlighting key

academic research already published in the field;

• Your proposed methodology;

• An indicative timetable of research;

• Bibliography

The assessment schedule demands excellent time-management skills, organisation and planning

ahead.

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DoctorChristine
School: Boston College

Hello, attached is the dissertation. Actually the main issue was the methodology and introduction..They said we had a very good literature review

Running head: SOCIAL MEDIA USE AMONG YOUNG KUWAITIS

Social media use among young adults (18-35) yrs in Kuwait: pros and Cons
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Introduction
Over the last decade, Kuwait, and the Middle East, in general, has experienced a growth
in Social media usage; thanks to the growth of the internet, as well as an increase in smartphone
penetration (Reyaee, & Ahmed, 2015; Kaposi, 2014). In terms of internet usage, Kuwait ranks
third in this region, with Twitter and Facebook being the most popular sites among Kuwaitis
(Reyaee, & Ahmed, 2015). Social media usage among teens and Young adults in Kuwait is at all
times high, and most scholars believe that social media has transformed communication and
interaction among Kuwait youths, and young adults (Reyaee, & Ahmed, 2015). Several studies
have been conducted to evaluate Social media use among Kuwait teens as well as their impact on
them (Aljazzaf, 2017). Sadly, only a handful of such studies been completed hence making it
difficult to understand social media use in Kuwait. Also, most of the studies conducted have
targeted teenagers, ignoring young adults between 20 and 35 years, who forms a great portion of
the population. As such, there is a need for research to explore how a specific social media
platform impacts young adults (18-35) years in Kuwait.
To address the shortcomings highlighted above this paper will explore Facebook and
Twitter usage among Kuwaitis aged 18-35 years, and the impact it has on this group. These two
platforms have provided young Kuwaitis with a unique opportunity to interact with the rest of
the world, get entertained and earn a living (Hamade, 2013; Kaposi, 2014). Undertaking this
research will help understand the dynamics surrounding Facebook, and Twitter usage in Kuwait,
l since most researchers concentrate their efforts and studies in Europe, and North America
(Hamade, 2013). While most researchers agree that Facebook and Twitter have transformed the
lives of Citizens, not just in Kuwait, but globally, they have not yet explored how the two have
impacted young adults in Kuwait. Kuwait differs from the western nations on several aspects

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among them: Culture, and political system. As such, it is difficult to study or understand social
media usage in this nation by approaching it from basic perspectives used in western nations. For
instance, studies show that social media use in Kuwait is highly influenced by cultural factors as
well as government regulations, which is not the case with the western nations (Hamade, 2018).
As such, to understand Twitter and Facebook usage in Kuwait, one must study the usage, within
the country’s political, as well as cultural framework.
Aims and Objectives
➢ To understand Facebook and Twitter, use among young Kuwaitis between 18 to 35 years.
➢ To understand the Pros and Cons of Twitter and Facebook use among young Kuwaitis
between 18 to 35 years.
➢ To explore the perception of this group about Facebook and Twitter, and factors that
contribute to them using these applications.
Research Questions.
➢ What perception do young adults in Kuwait have on Twitter and Facebook?
➢ Do Facebook and Twitter use harm young Kuwaitis between 18 and 35 years, more than
it benefits them?
➢ Is there a significant difference between Facebook and Twitter use among young adults
(18-35 yrs) in Kuwait?
Literature Review
The use of Social Media Applications in Kuwait.

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Kuwait is a highly conservative country, and young people are expected to act within the
confines of society. In this society, issues such as Dating, and marriage are highly valued and
youths expected to approach them with caution and seriousness. Majority of people in this nation
are Muslims, and Islam dictates the values and norms practiced (Shihab, 2017). Based on
Hofstede’s theory of cultural dimension, Kuwait can be described as a collectivist nation where
community members maintain a close relationship with each other. Consequently, people in this
society act not only for their own good but also for that of the entire society. However, with the
adoption of social media in this society, most youths have found a new way to circumnavigate
the culturally imposed rules, about dating, and marriage.
Social media applications have gained popularity among young Kuwaitis in the last two
years. Most of them regard these applicat...

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awesome work thanks

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