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Title: United States and European students’ social-networking site activities and academic performance
Authors: Karpinski, Aryn
Kirschner, Paul A.
Shreffler, Anthony
Albert, Patricia
Tomko, Carrie
Keywords: Academic Achievement,
Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Moderated Multiple Regression
Online Social Networking
Post-Secondary Education
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: International Journal of Cyber Behavior
Citation: Karpinski, A. C., Kirschner, Paul A., Shreffler, A. V., Albert, P. A., & Tomko, C. A. (2016). United States and European students’ social-networking site activities and academic performance. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 6(1), 1-26. doi: 10.4018/ijcbpl.2016010101
Abstract: Different cultures communicate differently. Research is beginning to examine the differences in culture related to social-networking site (SNS) use. Differences in specific SNS activities related to academic performance among United States (US; n = 446) and European (n = 394) university students were examined. Moderated Multiple Regressions indicated that using SNSs for “career” and “school” were positively predictive of Grade Point Average (GPA) for both US and European students. For US students, “staying in touch with online friends” was negatively predictive. Results highlight the positive and negative relationships between various SNS activities and GPA, but specifically the use of SNSs for academic versus socialization purposes cross-culturally.
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