Using Social Media impacts on Academic Performance

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talking_social_media_1600_wht_9159Texting, social networking and use of other media is linked to poor academic performance by women.

Researchers at the Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine in Providence R.I. surveyed 483 female college freshmen about their use of 11 forms of media: television, movies, music, surfing the internet,social networking, talking on a cell phone, texting, reading magazines, newspapers and non-school-related books, and playing video games.

Participants also reported their grade point average (GPA) and completed surveys about their academic confidence, behaviour, and problems.

On average the women spent nearly half their day engaged in some form of media use particularly texting, listening to music, surfing the internet and social networking.

Media use was in general associated with lower GPAs and other negative academic outcomes.

Newspaper reading and listening to music however were linked to positive academic performance.

Source: Emerging Adulthood reported in APA Monitor on Psychology June 2013 Vol 44 No 6.

I can’t help thinking that if they spent less time on using media and more time studying….


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