Service by

Home Journal Issues Instructions for Authors Editorial Board About Journal Aims & Scope


Original Research 
RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 494-497


Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi.

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the use of social media on attitudes and Professional growth among physical therapy students at our institution.
Methodology: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Foundation University Islamabad (FUI) from March 2015 to August 2015. A self-structured questionnaire was designed to survey 94 physical therapy students of FUI. The questionnaire which was floated among the students was based on two sections; the first containing questions assessing the frequency of social media use and its usefulness on studentís professional growth and the second regarding attitudes towards the use of social media in physical therapy.
Results: Out of 94 students, 48% of the studentís internet usage hours were 1-3, whereas 24% of the students used internet daily for more than 3 Hours. 50% students used social media for professional purposes. Factor analysis showed that attitudes toward social media were based on five factors: professional usefulness, popularity, ethics, barriers, and innovativeness. A structural equation model revealed the highest positive correlation between usefulness and innovativeness; ethics had a low but positive correlation with other factors.
Conclusion: Social Media is used extensively by the students nowadays but then, most of them use it for entertainment purposes. Hence those students who used it for professional development were seen with their better professional growth and development compared to the rest of the students.

Key words: Social Media, Attitudes, Professional Development, Physical Therapy students


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
Print this article Print this Article
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Sana Bashir Khan
Articles by Naureen Tassadaq
Articles by Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi
Articles by Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob
Articles by Ehab Azim Chaudary
Articles by Hina Shafi
on Google
on Google Scholar
Article Statistics
 Viewed: 161
Downloaded: 80
Cited: 0


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 494-497.


Web Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=277474 [Access: November 17, 2018].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ. 2018; 43(3): 494-497.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ. (2018), [cited November 17, 2018]; 43(3): 494-497.



Harvard Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi (2018) Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. RMJ, 43 (3), 494-497.



Turabian Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. 2018. Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 494-497.



Chicago Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. "Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 494-497.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi. "Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 43.3 (2018), 494-497. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sana Bashir Khan, Naureen Tassadaq, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Muhammad Furqan Yaqoob, Ehab Azim Chaudary, Hina Shafi (2018) Impact of social media on attitudes and professional growth of physical therapy students of Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (3), 494-497.




Instructions for Authors

AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed In

WHO Index Medicus IMEMR,
Emromedex,
Pakmedinet,
ExtraMED and
Scopus

Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council



The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.