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Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by gatekeeper on Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:29 am

See, stay off these social sites and get your grades up... :lol:
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A new study released by Ohio State University shows that college students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grades than students who don’t use the popular social networking site. But don’t count on the Facebook users admitting the problem. The university report noted that 79% of them said that using the social networking site was not interfering with their studies. “We can’t say that use of Facebook leads to lower grades and less studying — but we did find a relationship there,” said Aryn Karpinski, co-author of the study and a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University. “There’s a disconnect between students’ claim that Facebook use doesn’t impact their studies, and our finding showing they had lower grades and spent less time studying.”

The university reported that science, technology, engineering, math and business majors were more likely to use Facebook than students who are studying social sciences and the humanities. The survey of 219 Ohio State students only asked about Facebook and did not focus on other social networking sites, like Myspace or Twitter. Facebook, which just turned five years old in February, had nearly double the number of global users last December as rival and longtime market leader Myspace.com Inc. Just last week, Facebook itself reported that it was hitting a major milestone: It had captured its 200 millionth user. The Ohio State University study found that 85% of undergraduates use Facebook, while 52% of graduate students had accounts. It also found that Facebook users, who generally studied between one and five hours per week, had GPAs between 3.0 and 3.5, but nonusers, who studied 11 to 15 hours per week, had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0.

Source: Computer World.
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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by Mystical Bubble on Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:20 pm

Good post! Wink
Its so true....cyber-communities do interfere in real life and definitely affect education too

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Post by pizza on Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:57 pm

I have facebook, but it doesnt really affect me as i rarely go online
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Post by Silverpaw on Sat May 02, 2009 8:21 am

Heh, I love engineering. <_<;

Although that is true, in my opinion it'd be the internet in general. It's really addicting, and when it comes to forums & similar sites I tend to procrastinate my studies or my homework. I never joined a social networking site, I'm all set on that end. ;p
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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by ueda-hime on Wed May 06, 2009 1:44 am

Haha yeah that would be me
I'm on Facebook 24/7
But I get good grades. like high 90s O_O
ehhh sometimes it's not true for everyone
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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by Tig on Wed May 13, 2009 10:40 pm

Thats an interesting article and very very true
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Post by ueda-hime on Thu May 14, 2009 3:39 am

TigTrivers wrote:Thats an interesting article and very very true

sometimes i think people skip over my posts XD

why is it that im always on facebook like 24/7 but i still get good grades? XD
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Post by Tig on Thu May 14, 2009 10:10 am

I read your post and I meant it was very very true for me
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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by Mystical Bubble on Sun May 17, 2009 3:31 am

ueda-hime wrote:
sometimes i think people skip over my posts XD

why is it that im always on facebook like 24/7 but i still get good grades? XD

Not everything applies to everyone...there are exceptions...
U're not amongst the majority (those whose attention span decreases due to cyber connections or activities.) Its like u're addicted to FB yet u can concentrate on ur studies.
Keep up bein' an all-rounder! Wink

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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by Johnywilko on Sat May 23, 2009 11:24 am

pizza wrote:I have facebook, but it doesnt really affect me as i rarely go online
Same as you.
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Post by Mustafa on Sat May 23, 2009 5:18 pm

Really true..
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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by CANADIEN on Sun May 24, 2009 11:31 pm

True, true. I think I'm getting too involved online; what with not keeping up with my studies and all. I have exams in 2 weeks to top it all of.

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Re: Study: Facebook users get worse grades

Post by Base on Mon May 25, 2009 8:12 am

I'm online quite a lot, but my grades are average. So not too bad, but not too great either.
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