United States and European Students’ Social-Networking Site Activities and Academic Performance

Aryn Karpinski, Paul A. Kirschner, Anthony Shreffler, Patricia Albert, Carrie Tomko

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Abstract

Different cultures communicate differently. Research is beginning to examine the differences in culture related to social-networking site (SNS) use. Differences in specific SNS activities related to academic performance among United States (US; n = 446) and European (n = 394) university students were examined. Moderated Multiple Regressions indicated that using SNSs for “career” and “school” were positively predictive of Grade Point Average (GPA) for both US and European students. For US students, “staying in touch with online friends” was negatively predictive. Results highlight the positive and negative relationships between various SNS activities and GPA, but specifically the use of SNSs for academic versus socialization purposes cross-culturally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-26
JournalInternational Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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Keywords

  • Academic Achievement,
  • Country
  • Cross-Cultural Comparisons
  • Interaction
  • Moderated Multiple Regression
  • Multitasking
  • Online Social Networking
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Socialization

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United States and European Students’ Social-Networking Site Activities and Academic Performance. / Karpinski, Aryn; Kirschner, Paul A.; Shreffler, Anthony; Albert, Patricia; Tomko, Carrie.

In: International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.2016, p. 1-26.

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