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Perspectives

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Abstract

This study evaluates the relationship between how frequently college students’ access social media sites in class, and their GPA. Our class sent out an electronic survey and had 264 respondents, including men, women and transgender individuals. The results of the survey demonstrated that students who accessed social media sites during class often had lower grade point averages than students who never visited social media sites in class. The response rate was adequate, but future studies require an even larger sample in order for the results to be applicable to the general university population.

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