THE IMPACT OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDES OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

  • Murat Tezer, Dr. Near East University, Atatürk Education Faculty, North Cyprus
  • Ata Taşpolat, M.Sc. Near East University, Atatürk Education Faculty
  • Ömer Sami Kaya, M.Sc. Near East University, Atatürk Education Faculty
  • Hamza Fatih Sapanca, M.Sc. Near East University, Atatürk Education Faculty

Abstract

The current study was conducted to investigate the impact of using social media and internet on the academic achievement of prospective teachers. Focus group of the research could be expressed as 204 prospective teachers that were studying in 2016-2017 fall semesters. To collect data, Attitudes Towards to Social Media Scale was employed. Result of the study revealed that, prospective teachers’ attitudes towards to social media had an influence on academic achievement. Furthermore, it could be stressed that prospective teachers with lower attitudes towards to social media were more likely to have lower academic success when compared with the prospective teachers with higher attitudes towards to social media. In addition to these, results of the current study also expressed that prospective teachers with social media accounts were achieved better grades when compared with the prospective teachers who did not have any social media account. Lastly, it could be indicated that prospective teachers’ attitudes towards to social media was at a moderate level. 

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Published
2017-12-19
How to Cite
TEZER, Murat et al. THE IMPACT OF USING SOCIAL MEDIA ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTITUDES OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 75 - 82, dec. 2017. ISSN 2334-8496. Available at: <http://www.ijcrsee.com/index.php/IJCRSEE/article/view/247>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/IJCRSEE1702075T.