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| Published: December 31, 2020

Exploring the relationship between social media usage and academic performances

Udbhava Rathi

Bachelors of Business Administration student, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Daniel John K J

CAPS Coordinator, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Joel Mathew Jose

M.Sc. Clinical psychology student, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.133/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.133

ABSTRACT

Social media and academic grades are two of the most important things in an average student’s life. Several factors play an important role in determining whether he achieves first class, second class, third class, or distinction. This study aims to find out the extent to which Social Media impacts the student’s academic results. Using Pearson’s Correlation test, the study determined that there was a negative impact of social media usage on academic performance. Furthermore, Pearson’s Correlation test also showed us that the distraction caused by social media impact their academic performance. There is a high need to include various beneficial aspects of social media in a classroom’s teachings. Instead of outright condemning social media usage by students, education systems and academics should try and make it a part of the educational curriculum. The longer the academicians try and stick to the age-old teaching method from a constraint boundary of class and books, the more we unequip students from the necessary skillsets required to bring a change and lead.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.133/20200804

10.25215/0804.133

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020