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Impact of Social Networking Sites on Academic Performance of Students


We hereby declare that all the work presented in the project report entitled “Impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students” of the subject Research Tools and Techniques at Institute is an authentic record of our own work carried out under the guidance of Professor.


5th June

The Course Professor

Research Tools and Techniques


Respected Prof.,

We feel immense pleasure in presenting to your good self, the report as part of our course requirement. We found this report to be truly challenging in many aspects, indeed very interesting in relation to the various interpretational and engrossing exercises.

Writing this report “Impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students” itself was truly comprehensive learning experience. The report is actually to explore the impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students.

We have tried our level best to complete the report Impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students with respect to desired requirements. However, if any explanation is required, we would be honored to oblige. Kindly accept this humble effort of bringing forward our research and finding on the subject matter.

Yours Obediently,



First of all we express our great gratitude and love to the ALMIGHTY ALLAH, for enabling us to complete this dissertation successfully.

We extend my cordial thanks and deep sense of gratitude to professor for his constant support, guidance and motivation, which helped the group immensely in completing this project. The project on Impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students provided us with an opportunity to understand the fundamentals of research methods in a better manner and apply them in everyday life.

We also would like to thank our respondents for giving us their valuable time and providing us with the information needed to carry out the research successfully. We also thank our family and friends for their support and encouragement for this dissertation.

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Impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students


The social networking sites are gaining a lot of popularity these days with almost all of the educated youth using one or the other such site. These have played a crucial role in bridging boundaries and crossing the seas and enabling them to communicate on a common platform. It has become a popular and a potential mean for them to stay with the existing friends and to grow up their social circle at least in terms of acquaintances.

Social networking sites are getting more popular and it has become a vital part of our social life. This study seeks to find out the impact of Social Networking Sites on academic performance of students.




Social networking websites are currently being used regularly by millions of people. The Internet is more than just a means of seeking information. People discovered that the Internet could be used to connect with other people, whether for business or commercial purpose, make new friends, reawaken old friends and long lost relatives. The use of social networking sites has been widespread that they have not only caught the attention of academic and industry researchers worldwide but also us, in particular. Social networking sites are now being investigated by numerous social science researchers and an increasing number of academic commentators are becoming more and more interested in studying Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking services, because of their probable impact on academic performance.

While the social networking sites have the same key aspects, the cultures and responses around them that become apparent are varied. Most sites help strangers connect with others based on shared personal interests, political and economic views, or simply recreational activities. Some sites accommodate distinct viewers, while others attract people based on similarities, such as common languages or shared religious, racial, sexual or nationality-based identities. Nonetheless, social networking sites have only one common goal. It is to encourage new ways to communicate and share information.

Many students always log in to their account on Facebook, Twitter, etc. as a part of their everyday routine. Could you imagine the number of all the students logging in to these social networking sites, everyday? That would be millions of students logging. That’s why many students have been blaming various social networking sites for their steady decrease in grade point averages. This emergent phenomenon aroused us to look into social networking sites and why they affect fellow students academic performances.

The target population for this research was defined as the students who form the major chunk of users of these social networking sites. This was done to have a better insight into the research as the target population was one of the most avid users of these sites and could provide exceptional responses. Even the understanding of the questionnaire was easy for them as they were familiar with the sites and are quite clear about the reasons they use it for and the various problems that they now face because of the effects of using these social networking sites.

The responses were collected by personal questioning. The responses were taken from the students in Institute. Other evidences showcased with this study were retrieved carefully from the web.


In this age of globalization, the world has become too small a place thanks to the electronic media and portals. Communication has become effective as never before thanks to the advent of internet. The social networking sites have also played a crucial role in bridging boundaries and crossing the seas and bringing all people at a common platform where they can meet like-minded people or find old friends and communicate with them. It has become a potential mean to relation building and staying in touch with all known.

Hence the objective that we wanted to achieve through our research is to: Find out the influence of social networking sites on the academic performance of students. We wanted to know that: how would these sites affect academic performance?


            In what ways the usage of social networking sites effect academic performance of the student?

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Roselle Marie Trumata Tayo February 22, 2017 - 3:13 am

Could you please post your survey questionnaire? Thanks a lot!

Tara kumar shrestha August 5, 2018 - 9:24 pm

where is the questionaire

Mitzi Gumanit March 10, 2017 - 10:32 am

Why is it so short? Where is the summary and conclusion?

Aparna March 30, 2017 - 6:48 pm

Plz explain d correlation table in detail with formula

admin March 30, 2017 - 9:10 pm

The project is made by students at university level. We only uploaded the project for helping visitors gathering and understanding data.

Grace October 13, 2017 - 8:01 pm

Who are the authors of this research paper? I badly need the authors for citing my sources because I’m currently making my literature review and some of the information fits on my study.

admin October 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm

Dear Grace,

You may use the site/post URL as a reference.

maria October 15, 2017 - 1:46 pm

what about the statement of the problem?

admin October 15, 2017 - 9:01 pm

Please refer to the Introduction Section in start to find the problem….

Pam November 20, 2017 - 6:19 am

Who is the author of this study??

Vanessa Paradi November 23, 2017 - 11:55 am

Please the theoretical review was really talked about but was highlighted. Please can you come up with some theories

Ash Ramos February 10, 2018 - 4:43 pm

Who is the author of this paper? Please, I need the name because I am going to put this on my citation and references.

admin February 11, 2018 - 11:30 pm

Please use the website name as reference for your citation

Tara kumar shrestha August 5, 2018 - 9:27 pm

Why don’t you post the whole report?

Vaovasamanaia October 2, 2018 - 3:16 am

Who is the author of this document please?

admin October 2, 2018 - 10:41 pm

Please use website name as reference for your paper


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