Studying the Role of Virtual Social Networks' Usage Amount in the Students' Creativity
Fatemeh Zakeri Nekou, Simin Hoseinian
The aim of this study was to compare the creativity of students between the different groups of users in the virtual social networks. The methodology of the research was cross-sectional and comparative and collecting data is a kind of survey research. The statistical society of this study consisted of all the students who studied in Tehran Science and Research University in academic years 2016- 2017. The available sampling method in this research was 200 individuals. The hypotheses of the research have been studied by using statistical methods of ANOVA. The descriptive results and the analysis of variance totally showed that the creativity of students who have the moderate activity in the virtual network (Group 2 and 3) were more than the students with extreme activity (Group 4) or with too little activity (Group 1). As a result, it can be said that the optimal usage and the amount of moderate time in the virtual social network can have a positive effect on the students' creativity; but the extreme usage of these networks causes to reduce the creativity.