Facebook Addiction and Academic Achievement among Nursing Secondary School Adolescents at El-Sharkia Governorate

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Shaymaa M. ELNaggar, Hanaa H. Ali Elzeiney, Hanem A. Abdelkhalek Ahmed


Background: Facebook is still the most popular and widely used platform among adolescents but misusing it leading to face-book addiction that affects academic achievement of adolescents. The objective of this study was to assess face-book addiction in relation with academic achievement among nursing secondary school adolescents. Methods: Cross –sectional descriptive design was used to conduct this study. The present study was conducted at 6 nursing secondary schools, EL-Sharkia governorate. Multi–stage stratified sample of 250 nursing students. The tools of the present study: socio-demographic data sheet, The Bergen face-book Addiction Scale & Students' academic achievement scale. Results: About three quarters of studied students were face book users (74.0%). More than half of studied students spend less than four hour daily on face-book (58.0 %). About two thirds of the students had no face-book addiction (67.2%). 86.15%of students of non-users of face-book had high level of academic achievement compared to 50% of users of face-book. Conclusion: Majority of the students had no face-book addiction. Face-book addiction had shown a statistical significant negative relation with students' academic achievement. Compared with male nursing students, the majority of female nursing students had high academic achievement. Increasing hours students spend on Face-book lead to a decreased in academic achievement. Recommendation: Screening for early diagnosis of face-book addiction, increase awareness about positive usage of face-book and identify the reasons of face-book addiction.

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Hanem A. Abdelkhalek Ahmed, S. M. E. H. H. A. E. . (2021). Facebook Addiction and Academic Achievement among Nursing Secondary School Adolescents at El-Sharkia Governorate. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 2285–2295. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/5841