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Table 2 Comparison between Egyptian and Saudi nursing students as regard selfie habits and patterns (each group n = 150)

From: Selfie-related concepts and behaviors among Egyptian and Saudi nursing students: a comparative study

Selfie habits and patterns Studied groups χ2 p value
Egyptian group Saudi group
No. % No. %
Do you use selfie?
• Rarely 28 18.7 26 17.3 27.88 0.0001
• Always 34 22.7 76 50.7   
• Usually 88 58.7 48 32.0   
Time of using selfie
• For month 42 28.0 37 24.7 0.43 0.51
• More than years 108 72.0 113 75.3   
Number of selfie per day
• 1-5 121 80.7 103 68.7 6.28 0.04
• 6-10 14 9.3 27 18.0   
• > 10 15 10.0 20 13.3   
Who do you prefer to take your selfies with?
• Alone 34 22.7 67 44.7 19.36 0.0001
• With friends 104 69.3 67 44.7   
• With Family members 12 8.0 16 10.6   
When taking your selfie, how would you like your photo to be?
• Normal and natural 70 46.7 62 41.3 1.05 0.59
• Image enhancements 53 35.3 61 40.7   
• Use selfie apps 27 18.0 27 18.0   
Which shooting angles you prefer when taking a “selfie”?
• Head tilt 44 29.3 57 38.0   
• Photo from high angle 76 50.7 54 36.0 6.57 0.04
• Shooting from the front center 30 20.0 39 26.0   
What do you prefer to take your selfie with?
• Expensive collectibles 5 3.3 31 20.7   
• Luxurious buildings 14 9.3 34 22.7 37.83 0.0001
• Garden 104 69.3 72 48.0   
• Archeological sites 27 18.0 13 8.7   
When would you like to take “selfies”?
• Working hour 4 2.7 19 12.7   
• During my first outing, vacation 80 53.3 47 31.3 21.33 0.0001
• Learning time 14 9.3 13 8.7   
• Spare time 52 34.7 71 47.3   
Which places you prefer to take your selfies?
• Green spaces 113 75.3 56 37.3   
• High places 5 3.3 32 21.3 54.82 0.0001
• University 20 13.3 21 14.0   
• The house 12 8.0 41 27.3   
Do you share your selfies on social media?
• Rare 45 30.0 50 33.3   
• Usually 74 49.3 69 46.0 .44 0.803
• Always 31 20.7 31 20.7   
Which social site would you like to put your selfies on?
• Instagram 90 60.0 123 82.0   
• Facebook 36 24.0 12 8.0   
• Snapchat 21 14.0 8 5.3 24.54 0.0001
• Twitter 3 2.0 7 4.7   
What situations would you like to photograph yourself and display on social media?
• Funny and cute 120 80.0 135 90.0   
• Sharp 23 15.3 0 .0 26.79 0.0001
• Seriousness 7 4.7 15 10.0   
Whichever one you prefer to take a selfie with most of the time?
• Famous people 19 12.7 22 14.7   
• Animals 5 3.3 32 21.3 23.98 0.0001
• Important places and locations 126 84.0 96 64.0   
  1. χ2 test of significance, p < 0.05 (significant)