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Does the Use of Social Media

Affect Grades?
Nicole Abbott
Chad Parkening
Stephanie Carrasco
We decided to survey people regarding how much time they spend on
social media & how that affects their grades. The questions broke up
the answers into categories such as; gender, age, college, etc..

The two main questions asked how much time they spend on social
media and homework per week

We received 126 responses from students in different colleges and

Survey Questions asked
1. What is your gender?

2. What year in college are you?

3. What is your age?

4.In which college are you enrolled?

5. What is your GPA average?

6.How much time do you spend on homework per week?

7. How much time do you spend on social media altogether per week?
There were 95 female
students in the survey

There were 31 male students

in the survey
Year In College
Over half of the students surveyed were freshmen.

Probability student is a

Freshmen: 65 students

Sophomore: 28 students

Junior: 25 students

Senior: 8 students
Almost 80% of the students were between 17 and 21

The lowest range was 27-31 years old (2 people)

GPA Average
1. 34% of the students surveyed have a 3.5 GPA or higher

2. 71% of students have a 3.1 or higher

41% were from the Mary
Lou Fulton Teachers
College (52 students)

24% of the students

surveyed were in Liberal

12% were from the College

of Public Service and
Community Solutions
Chart for Social Media
About 40% of the students surveyed use social media for 6 hours or
A quarter of students surveyed spend 5-6 hours on their homework
per week.

The majority spent more than

6 hours on homework (32%)

Social Media vs. Homework
1. On average, more people spend over 6 hours on social media than on
homework per week.

2. More people spend 3-4 hours on homework than on social media

With 126 responses to our survey, we concluded:

1. Most of the students surveyed had a 3.1 GPA or higher (71% of the

2. Students spend an average of 3.7 hours a week on their homework

and about 3.9 hours a week on social media.

3. More people spend over 6 hours on social media (51) than on their
homework (41) per week.

4.There is no correlation with social media negatively affecting

students grades.

Any questions or comments?




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