Title

Effects of social networking to the academic performance as perceived by selected BS Nursing students in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Social Networking, Social Media, Cognitive Learning, Academic Performance

Abstract

This study utilized a descriptive non-experimental type of design to determine the effects of social networking on their academic performance and to determine if there were significant differences in the perceived effects of social networking to the academic performance of BS Nursing students. Respondents of the study were composed of 100 nursing students in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. The study utilized a non-probability purposive/judgemental sampling. The research instrument used was an adapted and modified tool from the study of Bunda, et. al, (2009) entitled “Perception of Nursing Students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute on the Effects of Cyber Socialization in Their Academic Performance”. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, t-test, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Based on the findings, the research concludes that (1) majority of the respondents were female ages 18 to 20 years old from both third and fourth year, have a daily allowance ranging from P200.00 to P299.00, most frequently used Facebook accessed in home internet/dorm for more than three times a day and spent 3 to 4 hours a day; (2) the respondents highly perceived that in general, the use of social networking site was beneficial for the academic performance of selected BS Nursing students of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute school year 2014-2015; (3) the nursing students' perception of the effects of social networking sites on their academic performance did not differ significantly with age, gender, year level, daily allowance, type of social networking site accessed and frequency of access but significantly differed in the time spent in social networking.

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