The relationship between mobile social media use and academic performance in university students

Jamal J. Al-Menayes


This study examined the relationship between social media use and academic performance.  Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to a sample of university students in Kuwait.  Results show that heavy mobile social media usage is positively related to lower GPA.  The strong linear relationship suggests the more students use social media the lower their grades will be.  Results also show participants were aware social media usage is lowering their grades, yet they continue to use them heavily regardless.  Future research should consider the context in which social media are used.  It should also explore other ways in which to measure social media use in addition to self-reports.

Keywords: Social media, academic performance, Kuwait, mobile phones.


Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2224-3267 ISSN (Online)2224-3275

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©