Author: Sara Amanat Ali
Supervisor: Afsheen Masood, Ph.D
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to explore the relationship between
social networking, psychosocial adjustment and academic performance.
The research was laid through cross sectional research design. It was
hypothesized that there likely to be significant relationship between social
networking, psychosocial adjustment and academic performance. The
sample consisted of 100 university students of age range 18-22 years were
taken from different departments of University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Urdu version of Social Media Addiction Scale developed by (Bergens,
2007) was used to assess the involvement of students in social networking.
Psychosocial Adjustment Inventory developed by (Sinha, 1971) was used
to check the psychosocial adjustment of students involved in excessive
social networking. Academic performance was presumed to be the
aggregate average performance of previous two exams. A demographic
questionnaire was also used to seek demographic information. Correlation
analysis was used to examine the relationship of social networking,
psychosocial adjustment and academic performance.
Independent sample t-test was used to check out the gender differences.
The findings of the study revealed significant negative relationship
between psychosocial adjustments, academic performance and online
social networking. The results also showed that there are no gender
differences in social networking usage among students. In spite of being a
small scale study, the findings of the study have important implications for
provision of psychological interventions for the students involved in
excessive social networking for their better academic performance.
Keywords: Social Networking, Psycho Social Adjustment, Academic Performance.
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