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Exploring the use of sticker in male WhatsApp group

Mohammed Rezewan, Mohammed Zahin and Razali, Khairil Azwar (2021) Exploring the use of sticker in male WhatsApp group. International Young Scholars Journal of Languages, 4 (2). pp. 38-51. E-ISSN 0128-2573

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This research's main objectives are to explore the use of WhatsApp Sticker in male-only WhatsApp groups with the intention to find the most used WhatsApp Sticker theme and the situation where the most Sticker theme occurs. The data was collected from Mahallah Zaid Harithah (MZH), B6 WhatsApp group called the ‘Gua’ and was analysed using a content analysis method. There are a total of 93 Stickers identified and the collected data were assigned to a specific theme based on the previous comment before. Based on the findings, it is shown that Silly Sticker is the most used sticker, and the sticker occurs in situations where someone is reacting to a certain statement, comment, message, or information and in a joking situation. It is also found that each Sticker theme can be used in various situations despite having its own assigned theme. As for future research, it is highly recommended that a bigger sample should be considered to ensure the data collection will be ampler and more outcomes can be drawn in the field of stickers in the WhatsApp group study.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7052/94396
Uncontrolled Keywords: WhatsApp, Sticker theme
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P87 Communication. Mass media
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr Khairil Azwar Razali
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 15:21
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 15:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94396

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