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

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A STUDY ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES TO A STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Kurt Jonas L. Adonis Errol A. Buenaventura Researchers Mrs. Marilyn S. Roque Marcelo H. del Pilar National High School December 2013 Acknowledgement We would like to acknowledge our former teacher in research Mrs. Kathyryn Alvarez for teaching us the basics of research. Without her, we would not know anything about research. We would also like to acknowledge our current teacher in research Mrs. Marilyn Roque for guiding us in our research and for teaching us additional information about research. We would like to thank her for giving us enough time for our research. Abstract The…show more content…
This study will help you know if social networking sites help students in achieving their goals or if they only slow them down. B. Background of the study When theses social networking sites became popular, many people used it including adults and teenagers. The reason why these sites became popular is because of their special features like communication through the internet, games that can be played and also meeting someone without actual communication. Examples of the social networking sites are Facebook, Twitter, Friendster, Tumblr, Omegle and many more. The said examples leading users are teenagers who are also students. We decided to make this research because the students that are using social networking sites might become addicted and their attention for studying might be used for using these social networking sites. C. Significance of the Study The purpose of study is to assess the effect of social networking sites on students’ academic performance and student’s behaviour. The variables that determine the use of social networking sites as the independent variable and the dependent variables are students’ academic performance and student’s behaviour. The population of this research was the students of the science high school curriculum of Marcelo H. del Pilar and other students. By making this study, we
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