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Table 3 Comparison between Egyptian and Saudi nursing students as regards the motives for using the selfie (each group n = 150)

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

Motives for using the selfie Studied groups χ2 p value
Egyptian group Saudi group
No. % No. %
Why do you share selfies on social media?
• Create more friendships 39 26.0 19 12.7   
• Share photos 73 48.7 60 40.0 29.17 0.0001**
• Increased reactivity 14 9.3 35 23.3   
• Get to know foreigners 0 .0 12 8.0   
• Make an impression on your photos 24 16.0 24 16.0   
Do your selfies on social media often contain comments or answers?
• No 29 19.3 11 7.3   
• Sometimes 37 24.7 71 47.3 20.49 0.0001**
• Yes 84 56.0 68 45.3   
What were your motivations for using selfie?
• Fame love 8 5.3 14 9.3   
• Draw attention 6 4.0 17 11.3 12.03 0.007**
• Proof of existence 16 10.7 25 16.7   
• Subjective desire 120 80.0 94 62.7   
Reasons for taking selfies
• State of joy 88 58.7 72 48.0   
• Depression and sadness 4 2.7 22 14.7 14.1 0.001**
• Normal case 58 38.7 56 37.3   
What were the media motives for taking your selfies?
• Introduce my friends to places 44 29.3 29 19.3 5.53 0.14
• Introduce your culture 15 10.0 24 16.0   
• Notify a message 13 8.7 16 10.7   
• See your diary 78 52.0 81 54.0   
  1. χ2 test of significance, p < 0.05 (significant)