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Effect of Facebook and Other Social Networking Site to the Academic Performance and Study Habit of the High School Students

Effect of Facebook and Other Social Networking Site to the Academic Performance and Study Habit of the High School Students

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EFFECT OF FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND STUDY HABIT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

Zildian Gem D. Sosa

English Literature IV Mrs. Agnes Esquillo 2/27/2012

INTRODUCTION Internet is very influential to the students. As a researcher and an observant. ideas. it has several effects especially on academic work. some students are addicted to it because it is influential to the mind and user friendly. every high school students in our school is using facebook everyday like me. These social networking sites like Facebook affects on how a person socializes to his or her group of personal and online friends. They use it every day in communication with their friends and relatives. playing games. The young generation as well as adult are becoming devoted in the internet.Effect of Facebook 2 EFFECT OF FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE TO THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND STUDY HABIT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. social networking sites’ primary aim is to mirror that of a face-to-face society(1993). and downloading music. The access in Internet or in the World Wide Web is easy and there are many benefits can be gained. researching for their assignments. Facebook is the most popular among other social networking sites due to its entertainment. former work mates with whom they have lost . Thoughts. As a concern student. It is a way to enjoy everyone who is looking for stress free recreational activities. especially in when it is applied to their studies. the youth is now more demanding in getting technologies that will suit their needs. According to Howard Rheingold. and report. Of all these. Student must be concerned to their grades for them to be successful. Facebook is used by the hundreds of millions of people as a part time activity. These social networking sites are one of the factors that influence the high school students’ academic performance. BACKGROUND With the rapid changing generation. Myspace and Twitter and there are so many more. However problems are always present. Most of today’s internet users are active in so many different social networks and some of them are the most common ones which are Facebook. Therefore. this research paper aims to guide students in using networking site to an advantageous manner. projects. and pictures are shared by people with their friends and family members at Facebook to be reconnected with their former high school classmates. we must know what is happening to our surrounding especially in the school. Some high school nowadays don’t study their lessons and working on their assignments because they are in front of their computers using facebook.

with many reporting either spending less than 15 minutes/day on the website. “With respect to differences on academic performance . The said site also mentioned that students were twice as likely as other student to feel well-liked by their peers and to participate in extracurricular activities. people like their rewards not only to be large but also to be immediate rewards.net. Among his findings: college students who use Twitter for their courses participated more than their peers in both class and extracurricular activities. Also. Also. there is a difference between the study strategies of FB users and nonusers. possibly to the harm of available study time. according to them. and reporting on average more than two clubs or groups in which they are involved. more nonusers spend 16 or more hours per week in paid work compared to FB users. between 1 and 2 hours per day as the highest category endorsed). In the other hand. dedicating more hours per week to such activities. Karpinski (2010). EFFECTS OF FACEBOOK 3 Facebook is a big temptation to that students neglect focusing on their studies. Clearly. has focused his research on the effects of technology on students. Finally. these sites may also have a positive impact on students’ sense of themselves in the community as mentioned by several sources from OnlineEducation.e. According to the study of Paul A. or spending between 45 minutes and 1 hour/day. FB use did not add time used on the Internet. In other words. Reynol Junco (2010). Authors from OnlineEducation. a social media scholar and a professor at Lock Haven University. This type of using Facebook is generally harmless and fun. and quizzes. And this in turn affects their study habits. 20% more of them Facebook-using students (as compared to students who didn’t use Facebook) said that they felt connected to their school and community. though the amount of total time spent on the Internet did not differ between the groups. Kirschner & Aryn C. the analyses revealed three major groups of findings: First Facebook users and nonusers were significantly different from each other with FB users both a lower mean grades and spending fewer hours per week studying on average than FB nonusers. FB users and nonusers reported comparable average daily Internet use (i.net stated that students who uses Facebook and hit the books simultaneously found their multitasking let to 20% lower grades than those of their more focused peers. puzzles.Effect of Facebook contact or as only a way to relax with one of the many Facebook applications that comprise games. and more FB users reported being involved in extracurricular activities..” The two . 66% of FB users claimed to use their accounts either daily or multiple times per day. According to the Theory of Temporal Motivation.

More important that whether people use these sites is what they do on them. cultivating relationships. So maybe students should be more aware of how they are using the site and that might decrease how distracting the site can be. for example. Facebook has become so integrated with the student’s experience that it is important that students know how to manage the time spent on Facebook and how to use the time they do spend on Facebook on less distracting aspects of the site. Second. They also emphasized that academics were a priority for them. their academic performance may suffer. It’s clear that Facebook itself is not an evil influence on students. it seems to be the case that it can be beneficial. of the FB users reporting an impact. According to Helton. used as a means of communication. Clearly. Educators would be wise to take note of Facebook’s potentially beneficial features: engaging students with the social media they already use could mean great things for the college classroom.in fact. This relationship is different from people who use Facebook as a way just to keep up with friends. of the FB users reporting an impact. some of them may be beneficial to the user and others are not so. respondents claimed to use it as a networking tool for academic purposes). they place the locus of control of their FB use and its effects outside of FB and in their own personalities.” CONCLUSIONS The Internet and social networking sites can be used in many ways. If students are spending excessive time on Facebook at the expense of studying.e.Effect of Facebook 4 authors further analyzes their study that “the majority of FB users reported that it did not impact their academic performance to not using FB frequently enough for such an effect to occur. the majority indicated a negative impact citing procrastination behaviour on their part. evidenced by their statements that FB was beneficial to their learning (i. These students reported having poor time management skills and that FB use allows them to put off studying while not giving them the feeling that they are “not working”.. will increase the amount of time spent on Facebook. Further studies are needed to determine just how students can use this site effectively but it is clear that this site in some way is distracting high school students and it is harming the academic success of students that have the potential to achieve a higher grade point average. but the ways in which it is used. . Hargittai (2005) mentioned that. can lead to positive outcomes. What matters is not Facebookk use itself. Facebook. just as it might by spending excessive time on another activity.

March). E.. R. 27(2). and Loken.. Kirschner. (2010). Karpinski (2010). Kraemer’s Survey Research course Onlineeducation. Paul A. & Hinnant. Heiberger. & Aryn C.Effect of Facebook 5 BIOGRAPHY Rheingold. The Effects of Facebook Habits on Academic Success. Co. ed. Washington. A. Facebook and Academic PerformanceComputers in Human Behavior Hargittai. 119-132. Howard (1993). Dr. ISBN 9780201608700. The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades. (2005. D. G.com/procrastination-theories/ Junco. E. New dimensions of the digital divide: Differences in young adults' use of the Internet.C. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society. Addison-Wesley Pub. The Virtual Community (1st. The Temporal Motivation Theory: http://procrastinus. Britany Helton ..).net . Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. Retrieved 2008-12-29.

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