Facebook addicts more likely to fail examsApr 28th, 2009 | By meliha | Category: Meliha, News
According to a recent study Facebook users are more likely to get bad exam results in comparison to their non-social networking counterparts.
A study by Ohio State University found that students who use the social website spend less time studying and risk getting a whole grade lowers than their fellow peers- which is a worrying discovery considering more than 200 million people use the site regularly.
Research shows that Facebook users averaged one to five hours a week studying, whilst others manage to fit in 11 to 15 hours per week.
The study was conducted with 219 students, including 102 undergraduate students and 117 graduate students from Ohio State University. Of the participants, 148 said they owned a Facebook account.
Students who spent more time working at paid jobs were less likely to use Facebook, while students who were more involved in volunteer work at school were more likely to use Facebook.
Aryn Karpinski, co-author of the study and a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University, said: “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.”
But then again you can’t believe everything you read…