Date of Award
Master of Science
College of Education and International Services
Special Education, MA
The use of technology has tremendously increased in the education sector, especially during the Covid 19 pandemic, for middle and high school students through social media and digital devices. This study investigated the effects of social media and the use of digital devices among middle and high school students in relation to their academic performance. Also, the study examined how social media and digital devices use among middle and high school students has changed compared to before, during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.
An online survey was used through Andrews University class climate to collect the data from a hundred seventeen students aged 12 to 19 years old and from 7 to 12 grade.
The results showed that the majority of the students, 27%, have more than six social media accounts, 28% spend more than four hours using social media and digital devices, and 70% use mobile phones. Also, the results showed no significant relationship between the time students spend on social media or using various digital devices with their academic performance. Moreover, the results revealed that the time middle and high school students spend on social media and using digital devices increased during and after the Covid-19 pandemic compared to before Covid-19.
Social media and high school students; Social media and middle school students; Social media--Influence; Academic achievement
Irumva, Martine, "The Effect of Social Media and Digital Devices on Academic Performance in Middle and High School Students A Thesis Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Science in Special Education by Martine Irumva 2023" (2023). Master's Theses. 216.
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