Gender Differences and Political Deliberations on Social Media
PANKAJ JAIN1, DAMYANTI SODHA2 & MAMTA PANKAJ JAIN3
1,3Amity University Rajasthan, India
2Kanoria PG Mahila Vidayalaya
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
Social media has emerged as an arena for political deliberation. Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp are major platforms where political debates/deliberation take place. This study was undertaken to investigate if attitude and perception towards these online platforms for political deliberation differs for male and female. For this purpose, a quantitative study was conducted using a structured questionnaire among 400 students of a private university. The finding suggests that males are more likely to be involved on political deliberation on social media than their female counterparts. Also male students value social media as an arena for political deliberation more than their female students.