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.
|Journal||International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2016|
- Academic Achievement,
- Cross-Cultural Comparisons
- Moderated Multiple Regression
- Online Social Networking
- Post-Secondary Education