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A. Introduction
Social networking websites or the so called SNS is an online service for people who want social relations to
other people around the world. The netizens or the people who use the internet use SNS for communicating to
others by means of e-mail or instant message using their own account. SNS are widely used nowadays in our
developing country. Most SNS are to provide interactions of different people who share the same interests,
likes and even real-life connections.
According to an article in , “Nowadays, social networking sites such as Facebook,
Twitter, Tumblr, MySpace and others are attracting millions of people around the world, especially the students.
Social networking sites had been the source of happiness for many students”. SNS have become a trending
topic nowadays and viral among teenagers. Especially to the teenagers, many of them are associated to SNS,
since teenagers must always be in with what is popular nowadays. Even education has been influenced by
SNS with Elizabeth Power(2012), stating “The potential for using SNS to further the goal of education is
immerse, and teachers are making faraway into the world of online social networking for educational
purposes.” SNS have a lot of uses like communicating with friends, sharing with the same interests to other
people, online games that take away the boredom, helping to do school works for the students, and as of now
SNS is still upgrading and advancing to make it more interesting.
Because of the advancement of SNS as days pass, teenagers become addicted to it. According to
Whitehouse (2011),” there are many negative effects of SNS, like; students may lose concentration in school.
For instance, students always feel tired in class. As a result, they do not understand what their teacher taught
them. Thus, students could fail in their examination”. Whenever they go home, some students go directly to
computers to be updated and be consumed by SNS, forgetting their assignments. They even go all night long
just to play a game in SNS or chat with friends. This kind of action will result to tardiness in school and might
affect their focus in the classes that leads to the dropping of their academic and physical performance.
However, according to the survey conducted by Reyjunko (2011), it stated that out of 2500 college students,
most of them spend only an hour and forty minutes on Facebook, which means that although they used SNS
for a short time they prioritize their study. All in all, it really depends on the person on whether he’ll choose the

Our system for school has been worsening because there are many students or teenagers that are starting to lose focus on their studies. Importance or Significance of the Study . Facebook b. this study was conducted to know if such activity results to this. Many students are saying that they are tired. this study will find out the answer to what effect does SNS have to the study habits of the Tourism students in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina. SNS has become viral in the society and even the world. Gender 2. social networking could be the culprit.good consequence or the bad one. Given the data. Twitter d. it will seek answers to the following questions. they lack sleep and even start sleeping in class. B. Year b. The researchers concluded that since teenagers always want to be in. 1. Their tardiness is one of the reasons. Hence. Youtube C. Hypothesis D. Instagram c. How the following affects the study habits of tourism students a. What is the profile of respondents with respect to a. Statement of the Problem This study proposes to answer “What are the effects of Social Networking Sites on the study habits of tourism students in PLMAR” as its general objective. This has become students’ way of killing boredom. Specifically.

in this study it also contained the aspects social networking sites (SNSs) have to encourage users to visit. Since this study focuses on the effects of SNS on the students. this study could give a probable explanation to the teachers who surmise why their students' academic excellence are changing.Social networking sites (SNS). this study aims to help them parents be aware on the possible effects that SNS could give to their children. Moreover. Definition of Terms In order to understand the subject matter clearly.. Because of this. SNS has a dual face that can bring to the students. particularly on their studies. It will not also include the effects of such websites to the emotional aspect of the students. these are the following key concepts: . This study is also seen to be beneficial to the students. Scope and Deliminations of the Study This study investigates the effects of social networking websites in the study habits of the tourism students. Furthermore. the study would not cover their financial status like if they use money for several purposes. Nowadays. The study includes what social networking sites they visit. Aside from that. E. parents prioritize their children in terms of different aspects. this study is also targeted to benefit other researchers or people who need facts and information about this topic. As a matter of fact. This study also wrote about the disadvantages and advantages of SNS in the academic excellence of the students. Besides. F. It has advantages and disadvantages for its users. this study would discuss if social networking sites affects the academic performance of the students. This study would give the parents knowledge on the probable academic failure of their children – students as a result of constant interaction with it. the study would not include how teenagers or students used social networking sites. are deemed to be one of the factors why students’ get interrupted on their studies. However.

send messages and keep in touch with friends.are sites students use for non-academic and academic purposes in several terms like communicating with their friends. such as Facebook. as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms. Netizens .skills or ability of the students in terms of their academic to pass in required subjects. and share them either publicly or privately on the app. picnics and etc. Twitter . Profile . which sometimes distract the study habits of students. Youtube . and Youtube. and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos. Tumblr. desktop client or by posting at the Twitter. Tweets and replies to tweets can be sent by cell phone text a free social networking microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called a video sharing service that allows users to watch videos posted by other users and upload videos of their own. The service was started as an independent website in 2005 and was acquired by Google in 2006. an online mobile photo-sharing. and Flickr.g.). information. Students . Facebook. and etc. playing games (related in history. Facebook .something to do with pictures of users and information about them. viewing their profiles e. . Twitter.persons or users who use social networking sites particularly in Tourism Students in PLMAR. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by using multiple platforms and devices.activities that are not related in academic success e.Social networking sites (SNS) . Instagram .g. upload photos and video. video-sharing. website. facts.citizen in the Facebook society. Extracurricular .is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles. family and colleagues. Internet Study Habits Academic performance .

with the statement.” In other words.Personal account .” According to this statement. SNS will affect the concentration of a student that we presume would lead to the bending of focus of student from studying to usage of SNS. “a failure to initiate or complete a task or activity by determined time. “the idea of multitasking which could perform different years of action while visiting SNS would affect the concentration of students. However. because for example a student has a lot of assignments and works on different subjects instead of doing it on time and early. he sees SNS-related activities as non – academic activities that will result in postponing the completion of academic task. This is supported by the statement of Ellis and Knaus which sees it as. account of individuals which students or users used for visiting social networking sites. Framework of the Study Our research study “The Social Networking Sites and its effect to the study habits of the Tourism Students” tried to answer the question “What will happen to the academic performance of student with their habitual interaction to SNS?” The research study of Nayzabekov (2012) claimed that SNS will affect it in a badway. he/she visits first the SNS. the study of Elizabeth Power .

and teachers are making the faraway into the world of online social networking site for educational purposes. with the statement. Power (2012) sees SNS as “a coin that have two sides”. Twitter. “the potential for using SNS to further the goal of education is immerse. THE SOCIAL NETWORKING AND ITS EFFECT TO THE TOURISM STUDENTS OF PLMAR Facebook. ( SNS) SITES Tourism Students of PLMAR . Youtube. etc. The researchers decided to use this theory together with the integration of Power and Ellis and Knaus as the framework of the study.(2012) stated that SNS has a good effect. there is a lot of potential in furthering the education using SNS since teachers would be able to support the students even if the school period ends. meaning that there are dual effects of SNS.” As the statement said.

However SNS is considered to be”a coin that have dual effect” as the study of Elizabeth Power(2012) stated. . there is a lot of potential in SNS for furthering the goal of education which is considered to be good effect. The study of Nayzabekov(2012) and Ellis and Knaus stated that SNS is one of the things that students do and causes multitasking that leads to postponing of the things that must be done that can be considered as a bad effect. We could see that SNS such as Facebook. 2012 ● Nayzabekov. According to this study. Twitter. and Youtube seems to have dual effect in the study habits of the Tourism Students.GOOD EFFECT BAD EFFECT ●Elizabeth Power. the connection of the different studies are shown. Instagram. 2012 -Multitasking could affect badly to the concentration of a student -SNS has a lot of potential in ●Ellis and Knaus -doing non-academic activities resulting in postponing of completion In the diagram above.