Positive and Negative Impacts of Facebook on University Students: Sri Lankan Perspective

The IUP Journal of Information Technology, Vol. X, No. 3, September 2014, pp. 7-18

Posted: 23 Jul 2015 Last revised: 29 Jul 2015

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S. Thuseethan

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

S. Kuhanesan

University of Jaffna

Date Written: July 23, 2015

Abstract

The impact of Facebook on university students and on their academic activities can either be good or bad. This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the positive and negative impact of Facebook on university students. Though Facebook is helpful in several ways, a closer look at the real impact of Facebook reveals that it affects university students’ academic performance. With the help of a survey conducted among more than 250 students of different universities in Sri Lanka, this papers takes a close look at how Facebook impacts university students’ academic performance.

Keywords: Facebook, Academic performance, University students

Suggested Citation

Thuseethan, S. and Kuhanesan, S., Positive and Negative Impacts of Facebook on University Students: Sri Lankan Perspective (July 23, 2015). The IUP Journal of Information Technology, Vol. X, No. 3, September 2014, pp. 7-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2634858

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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