Social Media Use Linked To Poor Academic Performance


According to a new study, freshmen women spend nearly half their day — 12 hours — engaged in some form of media use, particularly texting, music, the Internet and social networking.

Researchers found media use, in general, was associated with lower grade point averages (GPAs) and other negative academic outcomes.

However, there were two exceptions: newspaper reading and listening to music were actually linked to a positive academic performance.

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