The Impact of Social Media on Academic Performance of Selected College Students

Gilbert M. Talaue, Ali AlSaad, Naif AlRushaidan, Alwaleed AlHugail, Saad AlFahhad
2018 International Journal of Advanced Information Technology  
The purpose of this article is to assess the impact of social media on academic performance of selected college students. In this article, the authors raise the actual impact of daily communication of youth in social media. Descriptive research design was utilized to gain accurate profile of situation.Sixty (60) Business Administration and Management Information System students who are actively using social media are the respondents of the study. It was conducted during the summer semester of
more » ... ummer semester of academic year 2017-2018.Summing-up,social networks becomes an integral part of the students' full life, took up most of their free time.Undoubtedly, in social networks, there are also things useful for the development of the students. In addition, communication with peers through social networks can help a student socialize, find new friends, discuss with them issues related to studies. Thus, it can be concluded that social media have a dual impact on student achievement, and it is necessary to approach adolescents' use of social networks with ultimate responsibility.
doi:10.5121/ijait.2018.8503 fatcat:dlkd6xfkqvcrjfv3tzp4vt2w64