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ERIC Number: EJ1097983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Social Media Use, Loneliness, and Academic Achievement: A Correlational Study with Urban High School Students
Neto, Roque; Golz, Nancy; Polega, Meaghan
Journal of Research in Education, v25 n2 p28-37 2015
This study explored the association between social media use, loneliness, and academic achievement in high school students and identified the demographic characteristics associated with these three elements. This study also aimed to identify the percentage of variance in loneliness accounted for by social media use and GPA. Participants were 345 urban high school students from Michigan. A series of t-tests, ANOVAs, and correlational analyses were performed. Gender differences were found for loneliness and the frequency of social media use. Race and grade level differences were found for GPA. Data yielded a weak negative correlation between loneliness and GPA. GPA accounts for about 2% of the variance in loneliness. Practical implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A