Exploring the Fakes within Online Communication: A Grounded Theory Approach (Phase One: Study Background)

Firas Tayseer Ayasrah, Hanif Abu-Bakar, Amani Ali


This study aimed at exploring, analysing, and investigating the fake profiling phenomenon among students with different age categories in schools in Jordan. The study sample is consisted of (87) male and female students of Al-Rai schools in the city of Amman; capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The age categories ranged between (12-18) years old students, and the selected students (the study sample) was chosen upon the academic achievement, usage ratios of online social networks, and teachers' recommendations. This study is phased in five stages: the study background, the grounded theory, the study methods and procedures, the study analysis, and finally the study results and recommendations.

Keywords: fake profiling, social networks, study sample.

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702