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Effect of online social networking on student academic performance

Published on Nov 1, 2012in Computers in Human Behavior 4.31
· DOI :10.1016/j.chb.2012.06.016
Jomon Aliyas Paul13
Estimated H-index: 13
(KSU: Kennesaw State University),
Hope M. Baker3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KSU: Kennesaw State University),
Justin D. Cochran3
Estimated H-index: 3
(KSU: Kennesaw State University)
Online social networks (OSNs) have permeated all generations of Internet users, becoming a prominent communications tool, particularly in the student community. Thus, academic institutions and faculty are increasingly using social networking sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, to connect with current and potential students and to deliver instructional content. This has led to a rise in questions about the impact of OSN on academic performance and the possibility of using it as an effective teaching tool. To learn more about the impact on academic performance, we conducted a survey of business students at a large state university. Survey results were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The results revealed a statistically significant negative relationship between time spent by students on OSN and their academic performance. The time spent on OSN was found to be heavily influenced by the attention span of the students. Specifically, we determined that the higher the attention span, the lower is the time spent on OSN. Further, attention span was found to be highly correlated with characteristics that predict or influence student behavior, such as their perceptions about society's view of social networking, their likes and dislikes of OSN, ease of use of OSN, etc.
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Bin Lu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Nanjing University of Finance and Economics),
Xin-Yuan Song26
Estimated H-index: 26
(CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Xindan Li4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NU: Nanjing University)
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Published on May 1, 2011in Computers in Human Behavior 4.31
Bu Zhong7
Estimated H-index: 7
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Marie Hardin16
Estimated H-index: 16
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Tao Sun1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UVM: University of Vermont)
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Published on Nov 1, 2010in Computers in Human Behavior 4.31
Paul A. Kirschner64
Estimated H-index: 64
(OU: Open University),
Aryn C. Karpinski3
Estimated H-index: 3
(OSU: Ohio State University)
There is much talk of a change in modern youth - often referred to as digital natives or Homo Zappiens - with respect to their ability to simultaneously process multiple channels of information. In other words, kids today can multitask. Unfortunately for proponents of this position, there is much empirical documentation concerning the negative effects of attempting to simultaneously process different streams of information showing that such behavior leads to both increased study time to achieve ...
Published on Dec 1, 2009in Current Attention Disorders Reports
George J. DuPaul51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Lehigh University),
Robert J. Volpe24
Estimated H-index: 24
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Published on May 26, 2009
Andreas Buehn16
Estimated H-index: 16
Friedrich Schneider58
Estimated H-index: 58
(Johannes Kepler University of Linz)
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Published on Jun 5, 2007in Teaching of Psychology 0.98
Karen Wilson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SLU: Saint Louis University),
James H. Korn10
Estimated H-index: 10
(SLU: Saint Louis University)
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Sujit S. Sansgiry12
Estimated H-index: 12
Aniket A. Kawatkar1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsMonali J. Bhosle13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Estimated H-index: 7
Susanne P. Lajoie23
Estimated H-index: 23
Paul Bazelais5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 2
(Bartın University)
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Reyes Gonzalez14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Alicante),
José L. Gascó16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Alicante),
Juan Llopis21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Alicante)
Abstract Immersed, educated, and raised amid technology, the new student generation is formed by digital natives. The use of online social networks (OSNs) has soared in recent years, and students are among those who have adopted them more enthusiastically. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze how students' academic life is shaped by the use of such networks. After providing a review of the literature on OSNs and their influence on students, this study presents the results of a survey that prove...
Rafi Alnjadat (UOS: University of Sharjah), Malek Mutee Hmaidi (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)+ 2 AuthorsAhmed Hasswan (UOS: University of Sharjah)
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Shun Xu (CCNU: Central China Normal University), Harrison Hao Yang4
Estimated H-index: 4
(State University of New York at Oswego)
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Maja Šerić8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Valencia)
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Estimated H-index: 2
(CUNY: City University of New York),
Jean M. Quintero2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Columbia University)
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Estimated H-index: 4
(CUNY: City University of New York)
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Joshua P. Nickerson (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)
Social media has become integrated into the lives of millions of people, but it has only recently been explored as a potential teaching tool. There is a body of literature to suggest that today's learners desire use of these interactive platforms for learning and that they result in higher degrees of student satisfaction, although it is not yet clear that a greater degree of knowledge transfer or retention is achieved. There are barriers to implementation in a curriculum, but as we learn to over...
Published on May 4, 2019in Behaviour & Information Technology 1.43
Hui-Min Lai3
Estimated H-index: 3
(CTU: Chienkuo Technology University),
Pi-Jung Hsieh (CNU: Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science), Ren-Cheng Zhang (Dhurakij Pundit University)
ABSTRACTAdolescence is marked by many changes, and adolescents seek peer support to compensate for the concomitant psychological and social challenges they face. In this respect, Facebook has becom...