Informal Reasons For Using Social Networking Sites (Snss) In Learning English Language And Students’ Self-Efficacy (SE)
This study aimed to explore what are the informal reasons that college students prefer to use SNSs in learning English Language through self-efficacy theory to explain how using SNSs will affect students’ beliefs. The study used questionnaire and collected data of 286 participants from Umm AL-Qura University. The findings clearly reflect that there is a significant positive correlation between informal reasons for using SNSs and students’ SE. Multiple regression analysis showed informal reasons for using SNSs has a positive effect on the students’ SE. The results suggest that using SNSs in the enjoyable learning purposes for informal reasons will promote students’ SE.
Index Terms - SNS, self-efficacy, English Language, informal learning, college students.