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The Effects of Social Networking Sites to the Academic Performance of the Students

By | Jan. 2013
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The Effects of Social Networking Sites to Academic Performance of the Students

ABSTRACT
Title: The Effects of Social Networking to the Academic
Performance of the Students
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of social networking to the academic performance of the students of Universidad de Manila.
Specifically, it attempted to answer the following questions: 1. What is the demographic profile of the respondents in terms of age, gender? 2. What is the academic performance of the respondents in terms of general weighted average GWA (first semester S.Y. 2012 – 2013)? 3. What is the attitude of the respondents towards social networking? 4. Is there a significant relationship between social networking and the academic performance of the respondents?

Introduction
Social networking is a popular trend today, especially among college students. Facebook, Friendster, Twitter, Tumblr, Yahoo Messenger, and Skype are but a few examples of the relatively new phenomenon of online social networking. People of all ages are flocking to Internet and are signing up for social networking sites by the millions. Facebook, for example, boated 901 million monthly active users and more than 125 billion friend connections at the end of March (Key Facts, 2012).

Social networking could, in general terms, be seen as a way of describing the modeling of everyday practices of social interaction, including those that take place within family structures, between friends, and in neighborhoods and communities (Merchant, 2012). With online social networking sites, these practices of social interaction are taken to technological level which allows for social interactions within the families, between friends, in neighborhoods and communities, and now, even the world, through the development of online communities.

Most social networking sites incorporate a range of communication tools such as mobile connectivity, hogs, photo/video sharing, with many...