To Facebook or to Face Book? An investigation of how academic performance of different personalities is affected through the intervention of Facebook usage

Naqshbandi, M.M. and Ainin, S. and Jaafar, N.I. and Mohd Shuib, N.L. (2017) To Facebook or to Face Book? An investigation of how academic performance of different personalities is affected through the intervention of Facebook usage. Computers in Human Behavior, 75. pp. 167-176. ISSN 0747-5632

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.05.012

Abstract

This paper investigates how students’ personality types influence their academic performance and how Facebook usage intervenes these associations. A survey questionnaire method was adopted to collect data from students in five public universities in Malaysia. An analysis of 1165 questionnaires shows that all five dimensions of personality from big five model predict academic performance. In addition, shyness also predicted academic performance positively while a negative relationship was found between loneliness and students’ academic performance. The mediating role of Facebook usage was established only in the relationships of academic performance with extraversion, agreeableness and loneliness. A discussion of these findings, limitations of the study and future research directions are provided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social media; Personality; Big five; Student academic performance; Facebook usage
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Accountancy
Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 08:31
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17568

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