Study Links Facebook Use With Lower GPAs

Maximum PC Staff

According to a recent pilot study , students that use Facebook regularly spend less time studying and have lower grade point averages than those that haven’t even signed up for the site.

“We can’t say that use of Facebook leads to lower grades and less studying – but we did find a relationship there,” stated Aryn Karpinski, a doctoral student in education at Ohio State University and a co-author of the study. According to the report, hardcore Facebook users have GPAs between 3.0 and 3.5, while non-users are packing a GPA in the range of 3.5 and 4.0.

However, more than three-quarters of Facebook’s users maintain that their use of the site doesn’t get in the way of their important study time.

A 3.0 isn’t bad, but if having a Facebook account is the difference between a 3.0 and a 4.0, I’ll be the first to close out my account! Though, I get to keep playing WoW, right?

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