The Negative Effects On Social Media And Academic Achievement

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4.2 Negative Influence

Results from literature have also shown negative effects or impacts on students, generally and on their academic work at tertiary level. Outcomes from Karimi and Khodabandelou’s (2013) suggest that a sense of addiction may affect students adversely when engaged in social media. This was asserted by findings from Singh and Laxmi’s (2015) study which reveals that majority of students felt that social networking sites were kind of an addiction. Results from Paul, Baker and Cochran’s (2012) research reveals that the time used up on social networking sites has an undesirable impact on students’ academic achievement. Responses from students in Eke, Omekwu and Odoh’s (2014) study reveal that social media had a negative impact on students’ academic work as it led to an internet addiction and promoted procrastination. Findings form Abdulahi, Samadi and Gharleghi’s (2014) research also show that the use of social media in academia led to students experiencing confidentiality and safety issues, and health threats with regards to addictions which led to poor academic achievement. Rouis, Limayem and Salehi-Sangari’s (2011) end results also concur that the overuse of social media leads to poor academic achievement. This essentially gives out the notion that addiction is a significant issue that may arise when using social media and care should be taken when it comes to the usage of social media in academia.

Additionally, Al-rahmi and Othman’s (2013) reveal that
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