Social networks have taken a prominent role allowing the human being to enter a cyberculture and interact with his peers and relatives, bringing with him a possible impact on his relationship with others in the search for belonging, fullness, wish for happiness and hence, a sense of meaning in life. Due to that, the current research aimed to analyze the meaning of life and the use of social networks among the inhabitants of the City of Campeche in three different stages of development, this research is quantitative with a transversal design and a correlational scope. The sample was selected by quota: 500 inhabitants of the City of Campeche. A “use of social networks” questionnaire was created with a Cronbach’s Alpha of .803 and the Purpose in Life Test (PIL) was the instrument used. The data was analyzed with the SPPSS v25 data analysis program. Obtaining as main results the existence of a significant relation (p<0.05) between the meaning of life and the use of social networks. As the use of social networks increases, the meaning of life decreases and as the use of social networks decreases an increase in the meaning of life happens.
Importance of the School Grades and their Relation with College Student’s meaning of Life (Published)
This research focuses on the importance of school grades and their relation with the meaning of life in university students belonging to the Autonomous University of Campeche. For this, the instruments Purpose in Life Test (PIL) (Crumbaugh, Maholick., 1969) and the Student Sense of Life Questionnaire (Tuz, & et al., 2016) were applied in their scale A and B, part II. Importance of the grades, in a sample constituted by 391 students. The data obtained was analyzed and a correlation was found between the variables, in which, to a lesser degree, the presence of a definite sense of life exists. Obtaining these results is an impulse to continue with investigations of this nature, because it gives a guideline about what happens within the perspective of contemporary youth about what drives them to live day to day.