Impact of Social Networking Sites on Academic Performance of University Students: A Quantitative Analysis


  • Muhammad Asad Ullah Institute of Business Management
  • Masood Hassan IoBM
  • Atifa Anwar Institute of Business Management
  • Rehan Muzammil Butt International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • kanwal hussain Institute of Business Management
  • Abdul Rasheed Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology



Social Networking Sites , Academic Performance, GPA, Internet



The aim of this research study is to examine the possible impact of social networking sites on the academic performance of university students. The rationale behind the study is to find out whether the daily exposure of the students to social networking sites has an effect on their academic performance. The researcher tries to find out the answers to research questions. 1. Most used social networking sites by students and purpose of using social networking sites, 2. How much time students spend on their studies? 3. How much time students spend on social networking sites? The research study also tests a hypothesis that social networking site usage has a significant impact on the academic performance of students.


The researcher uses a quantitative study design to conduct the research. A sample comprised of hundred students has been selected by means of convenience sampling from a private sector university of Karachi to study the phenomenon. Data has been collected through a detailed structured questionnaire and analyzed by using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS V 17.0).


Findings also show that exposure to social media has an effect on the students as they found to be more engaged in social networking instead of spending time on studies.


This paper recommends that students should pay more attention to studies, limit their use of social networking and use it more for educational purposes.


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2021-07-01 — Updated on 2021-07-01


How to Cite

Muhammad Asad Ullah, Masood Hassan, Atifa Anwar, Rehan Muzammil Butt, kanwal hussain, & Abdul Rasheed. (2021). Impact of Social Networking Sites on Academic Performance of University Students: A Quantitative Analysis. Reviews of Management Sciences, 3(1), 1–10.