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
Date Written: July 23, 2015
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
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