Friends and Relaxation: Key Factors of Undergraduate Students’ WeChat Using


This paper aims to study the factors of undergraduate students’ WeChat using, and adopts the structure of close-ended and the Likert-scale five-point measure questionnaire. We choose 200 undergraduate students as the respondents, randomly from different majors and grades. The result indicates: 1) almost all of the respondents use WeChat every day, and 18.8% of them use WeChat more than 2 hours per day. 2) The influence of friends is a major factor in using WeChat among undergraduate students. The item “Most of my friends use WeChat and encourage me to use” and “WeChat helps me to keep in touch with friends” recorded the highest and second highest mean score (4.03; 3.97). 3) WeChat is a good way to release stress and relaxation for undergraduate students. It brings them more laughter and joy. 4) Family has no significant influence on WeChat using, and only 10% of the respondents agree with the item “I often chat with strangers in WeChat”.

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Mao, C. (2014) Friends and Relaxation: Key Factors of Undergraduate Students’ WeChat Using. Creative Education, 5, 636-640. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.58075.

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