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Table 4 Comparison between Egyptian and Saudi nursing students as regards their attitudes about selfie (each group n = 150)

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

Attitudes of studied nurse students about the selfie Studied groups χ2 p value
Egyptian group
(n = 150)
Saudi group
(n = 150)
No. % No. %
Do you think your selfie is frequently depicted in front of people?       
• Harass them 28 18.7 37 24.7 17.89 0.0001
• Beloved to them 6 4.0 26 17.3   
• It is normal for you 116 77.3 87 58.0   
How do you see some people photographing themselves in places?       
• Adventure and risk 69 46.0 49 32.7   
• Gain fame 70 46.7 62 41.3 19.56 0.0001
• Breaking the numbers of extraordinary people 11 7.3 39 26.0   
In your opinion, the person who is trying to prove himself through the selfie is:       
• Extraordinary person 26 17.3 34 22.7   
• Spineless 58 38.7 34 22.7 9.06 0.01
• Someone who likes to impose himself 66 44.0 82 54.7   
Do you see that the phenomenon has become an addiction for some people?       
• Agree 140 93.3 113 75.3 18.39 0.0001
• Disagree 10 6.7 37 24.7   
Do you see selfies are really a reflection of the realities people experience?       
• No 116 77.3 88 58.7 12.01 0.001
• Yes 34 22.7 62 41.3   
Can you think, if for one day, to stop selfie?       
• Yes 119 79.3 70 46.7 34.33 0.0001
• No 31 20.7 80 53.3   
Are you thinking of giving up selfie in the future and replacing it with other technologies?       
• Sure 55 36.7 36 24.0   
• Never 10 6.7 21 14.0 8.23 0.02
• May be 85 56.7 93 62.0   
In your opinion, selfie style is so prevalent today?       
• New imaging technologies 33 22.0 41 27.3   
• Banality 24 16.0 0 .0 42.65 0.0001
• Fashionable times 72 48.0 54 36.0   
• It is okay 21 14.0 55 36.7   
What is your own evaluation of the selfie phenomenon?       
• Positive 102 68.0 88 58.7 2.81 0.09
• Negative 48 32.0 62 41.3   
  1. χ2 test of significance, p < 0.05 (significant)