Contrary to popular belief, a recent study revealed that Facebook use among students really isn’t much of a problem. In fact, it hardly has any notable impact on a student’s academic performance.
The study surveyed 1,839 students attending 4-year universities. The majority of them (92%) reported using Facebook, and the average amount of time they spent on it was a total of 106 minutes. On average, students visit the site 6 times and stay for 24 minutes each visit. The survey also drew some interesting conclusions.Here are some of the most notable ones:
– Students’ GPAs dropped .12 points for every 93 minutes above the average of 106 minutes per day. Proving that while Facebook could impact students’ grades, the effect is rather small.
– Certain activities on Facebook were linked with either higher or lower grades.
– Most importantly, the study found no link between a student using Facebook and the amount that they actually spent time studying.
Check out the graphic below by Online Education to see the full details of the study: