A CASE STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF FAMILY ON FIRST- GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS POST HIGH SCHOOL

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Impact of Social Networking Sites Usage on Student’s Academic Performance in Pakistan Abstract Purpose – This research paper examines the impact of the usage of social networking sites (SNS) on the academic performance of the students in universities. The impact has been studied in relation to three variables acting as moderators to the usage of social networking sites which in turn helps to enquire the variation of academic performance of the students regarding that usage. The Independent variable is the SNS usage, the mediator is the Technology. Methodology – A sample of 300 students was chosen from different universities of Pakistan using convenience sampling technique. The students belonged to different disciplines i.e.…show more content…
Cities include Vehari, Sahiwal, Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan. Literature Review 2.0: Demographics According to Oxford Dictionaries (2012) Demographics is the statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it. The demographics here depict the above mentioned info in both personal and educational context. Peluchette and Karl (2008) examined students’ use of and attitudes toward social networking sites. Significant gender differences were found regarding the type of information posted. Boyd (2007) describes that teenagers and young adults have especially embraced these sites as a way to connect with their peers, share information, reinvent their personalities, and showcase their social lives. Here we study the Academic performance as the part of demographics of the students represented by the current CGPA of the student. SNS have changed the way people from different regions, age groups and genders communicate, interact and gather information (Raacke & Raacke, 2008). This variable is of quite high importance especially in case of Pakistan where many of the universities are also situated at rural areas like “Comsats - Vehari”. Also the students in larger cities are not only from within the cities but from villages and small cities also. 2.1: Usage According to Pruijt, (2002) Wellman et al.,

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