Relationship of Facebook Use and Scholastic Performance: The Case of Filipino Senior High School Students
Keywords:Facebook Addiction, senior high school, scholastic performance, Bergen Facebook addiction scale
High school students in the Philippines nowadays are engaged into Facebook. It is the most commonly used social networking site in the Philippines. This research assessed the Facebook Use of 591(235 male, 356 female) randomly selected Filipino senior high school students in Southern Philippines for school year 2017-2018. Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale determined the degree of studentsâ€™ Facebook Use. It was found out that 362(61.3%) students are classified as Facebook addict and 229(38.7%) are classified non-Facebook addict. In the comparison between studentsâ€™ time spent on Facebook, it was found out that the less time they spend on Facebook, the lower grades they get in school. Furthermore, the more gadgets they have at home the better scholastic performance they have. The correlation between Facebook use and Scholastic performance showed that there is no association between the two variables.
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