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Perceived Impact of Social Media Usage to Elementary Students’ Academic Performance and Emotional State of a Rural Elementary School

Volume: 136  ,  Issue: 1 , November    Published Date: 12 November 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 130  ,  Download: 142 , Pages: 147 - 165    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP10013611120235663

Authors

# Author Name
1 Mariafe R. Dacoycoy
2 Nika R. Arañez
3 Maria Hannah C. Dagatan
4 Billy A. Danday
5 Alma Sonia Q. Sanchez-Danday

Abstract

The majority of individuals today have been interlinked to one another through social media, among them are students in public and private schools, who like to spend time on various social media platforms which can either have positive or negative effects on their academic performance. The use of social media has gained momentum during the last few years. It is not only being used by the working populace but also there is very notable increase in the use of social media among students and the academe as a whole. This study aims to investigate the level of impact of social media platforms on the academic performance and emotional state of Grade 1 to Grade 6 students in a public elementary school located in a northern barangay of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. A modified questionnaire of Peter Osharives SMAAPOS (2015) was used to collect data from 255 students who participated in the study. A descriptive-correlational method was applied to analyze the data gathered from the survey method used. Firstly, the survey found that most of the respondents are digitally wired – having access to mobile phones, with internet access in their homes, and, are familiar with social media sites among them: YouTube, Facebook, Tiktok, Messenger, and Google ++. The study likewise revealed the respondents spend an average 6.77 hours a day using these social media sites. The number of hours of exposure to various social media platforms have an impact on the academic performance and emotional state of the elementary students.

Keywords

  • Emotional State
  • Academic Performance
  • social media usage