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Impact of cognitive absorption on facebook on students' achievement
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering. Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2012 (English)In: CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, ISSN 2152-2715, E-ISSN 2152-2723, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 296-303Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the great expansion of the social networking activity, young people are the main users whose choices have vast influence. This study uses the flow theory to gauge the impact of Facebook usage on Tunisian students' achievements, with the presumption that the high usage level might reduce students' scholar achievements. The research design suggests that this impact would vary among students with different interests for the university and multitasking capabilities. Facebook usage would develop students' satisfaction with friends and family, which could enhance their academic performance. Analyses from 161 Tunisian students show that Facebook usage does not affect significantly students' academic performance and their satisfaction with the family, whereas it decreases their actual satisfaction with friends. Yet, a high level of satisfaction of the student with his family continues to enhance his academic performance. Overall, though, Facebook usage appears to do not have a significant effect on undergraduate students' academic performance. However, this interdependency is significantly moderated by the student's interest for the university and his multitasking capabilities. Students with multitasking skills and students with initial interest for the university might experience a positive effect of Facebook usage on their studies, as they keep control over their activity and make it a beneficial leisure activity. However, students who do not have these characteristics tend to not have any significant effect. Results help to understand the psychological attitude and consequent behavior of the youths on this platform. Implications, limitations, and further research directions are offered.

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2012. Vol. 15, no 6, p. 296-303
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5378DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2011.0390Local ID: 377ca410-d62a-49a6-ac87-38775264eb50OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5378DiVA: diva2:978252
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Validerad; 2012; 20120625 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved

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