An Analysis of the Relationship of Social Application Usage on Academic Achievement of Nursing Students, Siam University (2016)


Title              :  An Analysis of the Relationship of Social Application Usage on Academic Achievement of Nursing Students, Siam University

Researcher       : Assist. Prof. Dr. Jaratdao Reynolds, Assist. Prof. Dr. Orntipa Songsiri and Assist. Prof. Dr. Somrudee Chenkitiyanon
Department     :  Faculty of Nursing,  Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Abstract            :  As we enter the 21st century, social application/networking is being used by an increasing portion of world’s population, especially adolescents and young adult on a day- to-day regular activities. Students are increasingly uses these social application /networks for both academic and non-academic reasons. However, the use of this social application has led to debate over whether or not it has impacted on students’ life as well as their academic achievement. Some studies identified that social application/networking may be the tool used in helping to develop and enhance students’ skill required for 21st century (Tuan and tu,2013). Therefore, this study was aimed to explore the relationship of social application usage among nursing students on their academic performance (GPAs). It took into account on how students participated on socialn application, time invested by students on social application, frequency of usage and the purposes of usage. The study was a cross-sectional survey, using the developed questionnaire. The data was collected from 272 students in the second and fourth year of nursing program, Siam University during the academic year 2014-2015. The data were statistically analyzed by calculating percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Pearson correlation analysis. Results indicated that all of the nursing students were using at least one form of social application. For the use of social applications, it was obviously that, Facebook and Line were the most popular social application students used (100%), followed by google (89.7%) and instragram (57.57%).Results of frequency of usage indicated that 98.16 percent of students visited a social application/networking several times a day. In term of the purposed for using the social applications, they were varied. Even though students generally use social application for academic purposes; they also use it for nonacademic matters .For non academic purposed, the results shown that 94.12 percent of students reported used the social applications for communication with friends and family, and 72.80 percent reported they used for entertainment when they felt bored. Additional reasons reported included companionship (47.06%), and making friends (27.21%). For academic purposed, searching for information was the most reason students used (77.95%), followed by learning and sharing resources (66.91%), exchange ideas and discussion (48.16%) and professional networking (36.03%) respectively. The finding of this study found negative correlations between time spent on social application usage with students’ GPAs. In other words, GPAs decreased as the amount of time spent on social application usage. The purposes of usage was also shown to be significantly correlated with students’ GPAs. The students who use social application for academic purposes seem to earned better GPAs.Therefore, in the light of globalization and the information age, integration of these social application in students’ life is unavoidable,however findingmiddle ground has become a challenge.

Proceeding       :  การประชุมวิชาการระดับชาติ สมาคมสถาบันอุดมศึกษาเอกชนแห่งประเทศไทย ประจำปี 2559 วันที่ 26 พฤษภาคม 2559 มหาวิทยาลัยภาคตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือ APHEIT Conference 2016                             

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Bibliography    :  Jaratdao Reynolds, Orntipa Songsiri & Somrudee Chenkitiyanon. (2016). An analysis of the relationship of social application usage on academic achievement of nursing students, Siam University. In Proceedings of Conference 2016 (pp. 170-171). Khon Kaen: North Eastern University.

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