Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Study Links Lower Grades to Facebook Use by College Students

Aryn Karpinski, a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University and co-author of the study, says, "We can’t say that use of Facebook leads to lower grades and less studying--but we did find a relationship there. . . . There’s a disconnect between students’ claim that Facebook use doesn’t impact their studies, and our finding showing they had lower grades and spent less time studying.

Facebook users in the study had GPAs between 3.0 and 3.5, while non-users had GPAs between 3.5 and 4.0.

In addition, users averaged one to five hours a week studying, while non-users studied 11 to 15 hours per week.

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