Social Networking and Academic Performance among Filipino Students

Rose Marie Teves-Pinili, Chizanne S. Ridad


Social networking sites have tremendously grown since their emergence in the society. The sites have increasingly attracted so many visitors, mostly students.  This fact has yielded varied opinions from people as to the effect of social networking on the education of the young.  Thus, this study attempted to find out the experiences and effects of social networking on college students, as well as the potential contribution of social networking in improving their academic performance.  Frequency count, ranking, percentages, weighted means, and chi-square (X2) test of association as well as contingency coefficient were the statistical treatments used to quantify the data.  Findings reveal   that social networking has exposed students to both positive and negative experiences.  Interestingly, a significant association between grades in school and social networking is evident.  The results of this study indicate that social networking may have a significant contribution in improving the grades of students in school if the students utilize it responsibly.  The use of social networking for academic-related activities is therefore recommended to enrich students’ educational experience.

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