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2017

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Personal Information Sharing Behavior Of University Students Via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique Feb 2017

Personal Information Sharing Behavior Of University Students Via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background With privacy concerns growing on a daily basis, it is important to understand how university students guard their personally identifiable information. Despite the students' perceived readiness and several studies on the topic, it is not fully understood what personally identifiable information university students are sharing via Online Social Networks (OSNs).

Purpose – Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the personal information sharing behavior of university students through online social networks.

Design/methodology/approach – Quantitative approach was used and a survey questionnaire was solicited to collect the data from 250 out of 712 master’s students of faculty ...