The incidence of Facebook overuse in the academic performance of freshman students at the Foreign Languages Department of the University of el Salvador during semester I/2013

Fuentes Gudiel, Rolando Francisco and Martínez Solano, Carlos Alberto and Reyes Contreras, Nuria Lisseth (2013) The incidence of Facebook overuse in the academic performance of freshman students at the Foreign Languages Department of the University of el Salvador during semester I/2013. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

Facebook overuse causes an impact on the academic performance. Students of the Foreign Language Department communicate and network with each other through Facebook, in some cases more than the normal face-to face communication. Among the variety of Social Networks sites, students prefer to use Facebook because they are able to freely express their thoughts and their feelings. There are over 500 million active users on its website every month in El Salvador. The problem is that students appear to be using Facebook excessively and during times when they should be working on coursework or studying. Facebook affects student‟s academic scores. University students in this study have grades that are compiled into an overall grade point average (GPA) and therefore, academic performance will be determined by the student„s college cumulative GPA and grades along as unit. Long hours spent on Facebook decrease student‟s academic performance and thus their grades. Students are aware that the web site is a distractor and time consuming; most of them consider that they cannot live without checking Facebook profile at every moment because they like it and some of them are addicted to it. This addiction causes distraction while they are in class or doing their academic tasks. Therefore, this research perceives the effects on student‟s achievements and physiological effects on the basis of flow theory and the cognitive absorption on Facebook. The goal of this study is to gather information about freshman student‟s Facebook use and to analyze the incidence between Facebook use and academic performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Master Carlos Alberto Ferrer
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 21:43
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 21:43
URI: http://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/5561

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