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This paper examines the impact of Facebook usage on students' academic performance. Empirical data was collected from Received in revised form Malaysian university students using a questionnaire survey. The results also illustrated that there is a positive relationship between students' Academic Per- Available online 8 January formance and Facebook usage i.
Computer-mediated communication Humanecomputer interface Public spaces and computing 1. Introduction Malaysia, like many other countries has been hit by the Facebook phenomenon.
Facebook has gained popularity due to the perceived value it provides to the users. Dholakia, Bagozzi, and Pearo for example, highlighted that the Facebook can be used to get information, learn how to do things, generate ideas, make friends, and get someone to do things.
Facebook was originally created by Zuckerberg to help students identify other students. Students used them not only for communication, learning activities but also to socialize.
In today's world, one of the easiest and fastest ways to socialise is using the Facebook. Facebook usage has been receiving numerous attentions. Hence, the need to address these two questions: Most of the studies focus on one strand i. Hence, this study will do so.
Thus, the main aim of this study is to examine the relationship between Socialization with Facebook usage intensity and between Facebook usage intensity with Academic Performance. In addition, the study will also analyse whether Facebook usage mediates the relationship between Socialization and Academic Performance.
It is important to study Facebook application in terms of its input antecedentsprocess Facebook usage and output i.
In the following sections, the proposed research framework and hypotheses development is discussed. Subsequently, the methodology used to collect the empirical data is described followed by the results and discussion.
The implications, limitations and suggestions for future research conclude the paper. Theoretical and hypotheses development Many education institutions and educationists utilize Facebook as a medium for students to gain knowledge. Many students have explained that they have empowered their connection with their teachers and principal via Facebook.
Review of the literature shows that many studies investigated students learning activities. To illustrate, students could get to learn the numerous activities that is taking place and concurrently they could better comprehend with the current happenings around the world.
On the other hand, Social learning theory Bandura,explain that three factors such as individual learners, peers, and situations, potentially affect individuals' learning outcomes. To add on, this theory basically explains how the environmental and cognitive components collaborate to affect an individual learning and behaviour pattern.
Social learning theory views learning as a social process that individuals will self-initiate, regulate learning and actively construct knowledge by acquiring, generating, and structuring information Yu et al.
This theory emphasize that it is individuals' interaction with the environment that causes their behavioural consequences. As a result, it is essential to allow students to interact, communicate and collaborate with one another through Facebook as this will foster a better relationship between the students and their teachers.
Thus, students can have an opportunity to be engaged with their course materials which is related to their studies. Creating systems of information, contacts and support which help students to obtain information and express their feelings informally and freely will effect students' mental health and performance improvement and will help students to adjust faster and develop commitment to their university, articulate their and engage in peer supported communities on aspects of academic life Selwyn, In short, this could be a strong podium to share various culture, value, customs and traditions as well.
Online social networking sites create the opportunity to establish and maintain relationships with peers and develop further interactions for different purpose including learning i. For example, some students may post sample questions of a certain subject on Facebook, and they may even share some homework assignments and lessons plans.
Besides that, students who have graduated after completing their tertiary education normally utilize social network sites to discover employment opportunities. As mentioned earlier, this study adopts the input, process and output framework to examine the relationship between Socialization, Facebook usage and Academic Performance.
The following sections discuss them in greater detail. Today's learners expect to participate in evaluating as well as in being evaluated and to share work and feedback among their peers DeAndrea et al.
This is said because when students frequently communicate among different people with non-identical background and experience, they tend to gain more familiarity about these people, thus leading to a better understanding level.
In addition, Facebook and other social network sites offer an opportunity to promote Socialization to the college environment and help students learn about their peers and colleges DeAndrea et al.
There are two factors that measures level of Socialization i. Social Acceptance and Acculturation.The socialization process has an enormous impact on children and teens in the context of the learning process.
Family, school, peers, mass media, and religion each play a . The variation in academic performance has its genesis in students’ early educational socialization.
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academic performance. Learning performance talks about how do the student is accomplishing his or her duties,responsibilities and studies. There are some factors that determine the status and the rate of students. Learning performanceis what you have shown you can do in a certain subject.
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