The Influence Of SNS On The Academic Performance Of Students

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Investigations on the academic performances of students seem to be exhausted as it has been investigated from diverse perspectives with history aged back to the beginning of education. Examples of investigations done in examining the factors that either contribute to or hinder students’ academic performance include that of Principe (2005) conducted in Puerto Rico, the author examines internal and external factors that influence students’ performance limiting his study to accounting class. From the author’s findings, it was argued that internal classroom environment contributes positively to students’ academic performance.

Nevertheless, it was as well argued, the combination of both internal and external factors had no statistical influence
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However, before detailing the findings of technological usage on academic performance, the contribution of traditional students’ network had as well received audience from scholars around the world (Mehmood & Taswir, 2013; Owusu-Acheaw & Larson, 2015; Shen & Khalifa, 2010). Most of these, studies argued students’ academic network, to have a high positive relationship to students’ academic …show more content…
To understand the perceptions of Malaysian students, it was argued that the use of SNS creates awareness, aid information gathering and sharing among students, that helps individual students to be more knowledgeable not only about his/her studies but the overall environment in general speaking. Lastly, Helou and Rahim (2014) deduced the use of SNS among Malaysian university students helps in strengthening their network cycle. Another investigation on Malaysian context by Ainin, Naqshbandi, Moghavvemi and Jaafar (2015) conclude a positive link between Facebook usage and performance in academic.

Whereas the earlier investigation by Yang and Tang (2003) in the Taiwanese context argued, using Facebook to build up a friendship network has no significant with the academic performance of the students. Meanwhile, Wanjohi, Mwebi and Nyang’ara (2015) argued with self-regulation, Facebook contributes positively to students’ academic performance in the case of Kenyan students. Thus, they suggested time management skills introduced and taught to students as it will help in time rationing between academic and

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