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International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review

Vol. 2(10), pp. 246-250. December, 2014.

ISSN: 2360-7866

DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2014.054

 

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POSITIVE INFLUENCES OF FACEBOOK ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA

 

M D Jayani Sandamali

 

Lecturer in English, Advanced Technological Institute, Dehiwala. E-mail: sandamalimawathaga@gmail

 

Accepted 5 December 2014

 

Abstract

 

There exists the established belief that Facebook hinders academic performances of students. The purpose of this study was to find out whether the academic performance of higher education is supported by the use of Facebook. This study differs from such in the history because the respondents were in the presence of the researcher when they fill their questionnaires and unlike early researches which were based only on the time spent on Facebook, this study discussed what students do online as well. Data was collected qualitatively which is sound, preferable and effective with the sample randomly selected of 105 students from three National Universities, three Advanced Technological Institutes and one Advanced Technological Institute section. After analyzing data, it was found that the academic performance of students in Higher Education was affected in a positive way due to Facebook use. Respondents who spent much time on Facebook in real world use it in the same capacity for academic work and class room preparation. Facebook showed respect for diverse talents. The students who use Facebook as a media in real life use it in a similar capacity for Educational purposes as well.

Key Words: Academic Performance, Higher Education, Facebook, Time, Preparation, Grade Point Average

 

Cite This Article As: Sandamali MDJ (2014). POSITIVE INFLUENCES OF FACEBOOK ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN SRI LANKA. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 2(10): 246-250.

 

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