Among the general population, students are especially sensitive to social media and smartphones because of their pervasiveness. Several studies have shown that there is a negative correlation between social media and academic performance since they can lead to behaviors that hurt students' careers, e.g., addictedness. However, these studies either focus on smartphones and social media addictedness or rely on surveys, which only provide approximate estimates. We propose to bridge this gap by i) parame- trizing social media usage and academic performance, and ii) combining smartphones and time diaries to keep track of users' activities and their smartphone interaction. We apply our solution on the 72 students participating in the SmartUnitn project, which investigates students' time management and their aca- demic performance. By analyzing the logs of social media apps on students' smartphones and by comparing them to students’ credits and grades, we can provide a quantitative and qualitative estimate of negative and positive correlations. Our results show the negative impact of social media usage, dis- tinguishing different influence patterns of social media on academic activities and also underline the need to control the smartphone usage in academic settings. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Mobile social media usage and academic performance / Giunchiglia, Fausto; Zeni, Mattia; Gobbi, Elisa; Bignotti, Enrico; Bison, Ivano. - In: COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR. - ISSN 0747-5632. - 82:(2018), pp. 177-185. [10.1016/j.chb.2017.12.041]

Mobile social media usage and academic performance

Fausto Giunchiglia;Mattia Zeni;Elisa Gobbi;Enrico Bignotti;Ivano Bison
2018

Abstract

Among the general population, students are especially sensitive to social media and smartphones because of their pervasiveness. Several studies have shown that there is a negative correlation between social media and academic performance since they can lead to behaviors that hurt students' careers, e.g., addictedness. However, these studies either focus on smartphones and social media addictedness or rely on surveys, which only provide approximate estimates. We propose to bridge this gap by i) parame- trizing social media usage and academic performance, and ii) combining smartphones and time diaries to keep track of users' activities and their smartphone interaction. We apply our solution on the 72 students participating in the SmartUnitn project, which investigates students' time management and their aca- demic performance. By analyzing the logs of social media apps on students' smartphones and by comparing them to students’ credits and grades, we can provide a quantitative and qualitative estimate of negative and positive correlations. Our results show the negative impact of social media usage, dis- tinguishing different influence patterns of social media on academic activities and also underline the need to control the smartphone usage in academic settings. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Giunchiglia, Fausto; Zeni, Mattia; Gobbi, Elisa; Bignotti, Enrico; Bison, Ivano
Mobile social media usage and academic performance / Giunchiglia, Fausto; Zeni, Mattia; Gobbi, Elisa; Bignotti, Enrico; Bison, Ivano. - In: COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR. - ISSN 0747-5632. - 82:(2018), pp. 177-185. [10.1016/j.chb.2017.12.041]
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