Social Media is a Blessing or Curse: Impact of Social Media Usage on Students’ Education
Author(s) : Faisal Aziz & Salman Amin
This study explores the "impact of social media usage on students' education. Students used social media to create content and buildup relationships with other community members for educational purposes. Information was gathered to determine whether or not social media is a blessing or a curse. A survey method was used to collect data. The population/universe was students whom they were using social media for different purposes like education. A stratified sampling technique was applied for data collection. These strata were based on male and female and Master and BS level programs; 160 students were selected in the sample. The results were that there was a significant association and (at the 0.01 level) positive relationship between academic performance and time spent while students were using social media for academic purposes. The study further explained a strong and positive association between the respondents' usage of social media platforms and their overall academic performance; the hypotheses regarding the amount of spending time using social media sites and the relationship between using social media and academic achievement demonstrated a significant and strong positive correlation between the two" factors.
Keywords: Social media, Education, Survey, Students, University, Research Direction