The Impact of Facebook Usage in the Academic Performance of the Selected First Year Bachelor in Elementary Education of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa School Year 2012-2013
In Partial Fulfillment of the Course Requirement for the Degree of Bachelor in Elementary Education
ESTACIO, Mary Grace C.
FUTOL, Rowena C.
SITON, Johnel M.
The Problem and Its Background
The Filipinos are one of the most updated in terms of social networking. Social networking websites provide mediums for users to express themselves beyond physical features and labels, to share experiences, discuss interests and influence one another in a selected network. The largest social network in the world is Facebook. It is owned and operated by Facebook INC; launched on February 2004. Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with his college roommates and fellow computer science students, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moiskoitz and Chris Hughes while he was student at Harvard University. This sites can be used towards work related contexts and connecting those with common interest. Members may use this site to mingle with people they already know, and to find new friends. In our country 93.3% of Filipinos were using Facebook. Data released on September 2009 show the Philippines ranked number 13 in terms of Facebook users with 4,832,040 registered users. In Asia, Philippines second only to Indonesia. According to statistical monitor, the largest age group is over 18-24 years old with total of 11,730,180. In particular students are the main class of Facebook users who spend long hours on social networking. Students did not focus on the effects of it, but only their enjoyment purposes which had worried by parents and educational authorities about their academic performance. This study would give some information and ideas especially to the student, they will be able to know the advantages and disadvantages of Facebook to them.
Background of the Study
The study entitled, “The Impact of Facebook Usage to the Academic Performance of the Selected First Year Bachelor in Elementary Education Students of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa School Year 2012-2013” aims to know the advantages and disadvantages of Facebook to the students of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa engaging to that website. The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa formerly known as “Muntinlupa Polytechnic College” is a government run college created by Resolution No. 91-92 by the Municipal Council of Muntinlupa on May 29, 1991. It was located in one of the building of Pedro E. Diaz High School in Alabang, Muntinlupa City with the initial population of 309 students in 1991. And in 1996, it was transferred to the Contessa Building, Poblacion Muntinlupa City because of increasing number of enrolees. Two years after March 1998 a two-storey building was constructed and became the new and bigger site of college, located at NBP Reservation Poblacion, Muntinlupa City. In 2002, the third and fourth floor added that made the school more responsive and productive the needs of welfare of its constituents March 2003 and up to the present, this college was established to University Status through the City Ordinance No. 03-089. The University is equipped with the state of the art information technology by using computer, audio-visual, library, medical clinic and other physical features. This University is committed to develop the culture of quality and excellence in order to produce the graduates who are academically and technically competent and globally competitive, responsible to the changing demands of the industry and the community where they belong. The University and Administrations is designed to help students get to know each other better , this website membership was initially to Harvard students and later expanded all over the world. Since social networking is very influential and part of our development there is an effect to the...
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