Involvement in Social Networking Sites and Academic Performance of Secondary Students in Kabankalan, Philippines

Keywords: Social Networking, Academic Performance, Influence of Social Network, Educational Intervention


This study aims to determine the relationship between the involvement in social networking and the academic performance of 235 fourth-year students in Cluster 2, Division of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, school year 2013- 2014. An adapted survey questionnaire was used to gather the data. The study utilizes the descriptive correlational design, t-test, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Findings show that the fourth-year students were dominated by the eldest, female students who belonged to families with low parents’ monthly income. Cellphones were the leading access to Facebook for more than three hours. The fourth-year students were moderately involved in social networking sites. While students’ sex influences their social networking sites involvement, sibling order and parents’ monthly income do not. The fourth-year students have low level of academic performance. Sibling order, sex, and family monthly income do not affect the academic performance