Themes of Facebook Status Updates and Levels of Online Disclosure: The Case of University Students

Shuaa Aljasir, Ayman Bajnaid, Tariq Elyas, Mustafa Alnawasrah


This paper presents an analysis of the status updates generated by Saudi university students on their profiles along with their levels of disclosure. Indeed, this study conducted thematic and quantitative content analyses of profiles of a sample of 50 students to explore the status updates they generated and the types of information they disclosed. Analysis of Saudi university students’ Facebook usage revealed 16 distinctive themes of status updates. These themes most often related to communication with friends and discussion of social, religious, and political issues. An analysis of the information disclosed on their profiles also revealed that Saudi students disclosed much of their personal information.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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