Author: Farah Naz
Supervisor: Rukhsana Kausar, Ph.D
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of this study was to find out the relationship between use,
misuse of Facebook, academic performance and interpersonal relationship.
It was hypothesized that there is likely to be positive relationship between
Facebook use, academic performance and interpersonal relationship. There
is likely to be negative relationship between misuse of Facebook,
academic performance and interpersonal relationship. Use and misuse of
Facebook are likely to predict academic performance and interpersonal
relationship. The sample comprised of 408 school and college students
(Boys = 204, Girls = 204). With their mean age for boys was 17.40 years
(S.D = 2.05) and for girls it was years 17.32 (S.D = 2.04). Facebook
Intensity Scale (Ellison, Steinfield & Lampe, 2007), Bergen Facebook
Addiction Scale (Andreassen, Torsheim, Brunborg & Pallesen, 2012),
Social Interaction and Technology Use Questionnaire (Henderson,
Zimbardo, Smith & Buell, 1999) were used for assessment. Previous class
results of students were taken from the schools and colleges to measure
the academic performance of students. Correlation, Regression,
Independent sample t-test and one way ANOVA analysis were performed
to analyze data. Results showed that there was significant positive
relationship between Facebook use, intensity of Facebook, live social
interaction, quality of social interaction and misuse of Facebook. Misuse
of Facebook had a negative relationship with academic performance.
Results indicate that Facebook use predicted live social interaction and
quality of social interaction. Misuse of Facebook
predicted quality of social interaction. Findings will help to understand
negative and positives outcome of Facebook.
Keywords: Facebook, Academic Performance, Interpersonal Relationship.
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