Influence of Facebook in Academic Performance of Sri Lankan University Students

Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology,14(4)

9 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2014 Last revised: 4 Aug 2015

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S. Thuseethan

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

S. Kuhanesan

University of Jaffna

Date Written: August 10, 2014

Abstract

Facebook is only an electronic communication among human but unfortunately it has become an addiction for all. Also it is a latest trend of the youth, particularly high level students and the university students as well. This paper examines the usage of Facebook among university students and the influence it has on their academic performance. The impact of Facebook can either be good or bad on university students and their academic activities. Even though a closer look on the real impact of Facebook reveals that it leads to several problems among the university students’ academic performances. Today Facebook is, however, ruining the future and academic carrier of university students. It motivate us to have a closer look to find the significance usage of Facebook by university students in their academic success with the help of a survey conducted by gathering the data among more than 250 students of different universities in Sri Lanka.

Keywords: academic performance, GPA, electronic communication, social media

Suggested Citation

Thuseethan, S. and Kuhanesan, S., Influence of Facebook in Academic Performance of Sri Lankan University Students (August 10, 2014). Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology,14(4). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2478336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2478336

S. Thuseethan (Contact Author)

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka ( email )

Department of Computing and Information Systems
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Belihuloya
Sri Lanka

S. Kuhanesan

University of Jaffna

Sri Lanka
Jaffna, North 40000
Sri Lanka

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