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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Impact of Facebook Addiction on Students Academic Performance

  • Open or Close Nida Tabassum Khan1* and Sohail Ahmed2

    Department of Biotechnology, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Nida Tabassum Khan, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences,(BUITEMS), Quetta, Pakistan

Submission: May 03, 2018; Published: May 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.05.000607

ISSN : 2576-8816
Volume5 Issue2

Abstract

Facebook is the most commonly used social networking site for people to communicate and interact with their peers on daily basis. Majority of facebook users comprised of teenagers and youngsters that are undergraduates. Although excessive use of facebook has its drastic implications especially affecting the academic performance of students. Nevertheless, within couple of years excessive use of facebook has been recognized as addiction and measures have been taken to minimize its excessive use. This study revealed that the incidence of facebook addiction among undergraduates was quiet high along with disturbing effects on student’s academics resulting in lower GPAs.

Keywords: Addiction; GPA; Bergen scale

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