Author: Sumbal Adeeb
Supervisor: Ms. Tahira Mubashir
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate personality traits, Facebook compulsion and academic engagement of University students. It was hypothesized that (a) there is likely to be relationship between personality traits and academic engagement of students, (b) there is likely to be relationship between Facebook compulsion and academic engagement of students and (c) there are gender differences in personality traits, Facebook compulsion and academic engagement of the students. Corelational research design was used. A purposive sample of (N = 150) (men = 75, women = 75) from different departments of the University of Punjab. The age range of the sample was 19-25.Big Five Inventory (BFI) developed by john and Srivastava(1999), Facebook Addiction Scale which was adapted from internet addiction scale (1999) of Young and National Survey of Student Engagement Survey (NSSE) by Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research were administered to each participant. Results revealed no significant relationship between personality traits and facebook compulsion as well as in personality traits and academic engagement of students. The result showed significant positive correlation between facebook compulsion and student academic engagement. Results showed significant gender differences in personality traits, facebook compulsion and academic engagement of university student. Female students exhibit greater facebook compulsion and lesser engagement in their academic activities.
Keywords: personality traits, facebook compulsion, academic engagement.
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