What else there is to glean from the findings Does the intensive use of social media cause slightly poorer performance at school?
Or do worse performing students tend to lose themselves in Facebook or other platforms? Both directions of cause and effect are possible, but they are not very pronounced," Markus Appel says.
Their teachers completed questionnaires about the students’ academic efforts.
The Healthy Teens Longitudinal Study included schools from six school districts in northeast Georgia.
• The third result: Students who log into social networking sites very frequently, regularly post messages and photos and spend a lot of time there have slightly lower grades. • The fourth result: Pupils who are particularly active on social media do not spend less time studying.