The Effects of Social Media Networking on Student Academic Performances: An Investigatory Study


  • Nilda O. Babaran


facebook, social media networking, social networking sites, youtube


The media constantly reminds us that we are in the "selfie" generation and should capitalize on it. Using social networking sites (SNS) to express oneself might make one self-absorbed, egotistical, and narcissistic. It also raises concerns about pornography and video game addiction, which are covered more below. Academics have noted that young people spend a lot of time on the internet. This study's purpose was to see if social media has an affect on college students' grades. The various social networking sites used by the respondents are described in depth. The respondents were chosen at random using Slovin's formula (301 out of 1,223 freshmen). The results were obtained using the t-test for independent samples. This survey concluded that everyone uses portable devices and smart phones to access the internet. Pearson's Coefficient of Correlation demonstrates the association between SNS visits and academic performance of students in a particular year. The significant majority of respondents used Facebook and YouTube at least twice a week. A new study shows that social networking platforms help students meet their needs. This suggests that responsible use of social networking sites can improve academic performance. According to the National Education Association, SNS are fantastic teaching tools for today's kids.