Effects of Facebook usage on student Grade Point Average: Survey of some universities in Hanoi, Vietnam

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Nguyen Van Tri


Students using social networks in general and Facebook, in particular, to serve as tools for learning and research is the current inevitable trend. However, the studies on students using Facebook in Vietnam are few, mainly using qualitative methods. Stemming from that reason, the author conducts this study to clarify some of the significant impacts of Facebook on Vietnamese students today on learning. This study was conducted through a survey, randomly sampled (n=200). The multivariate linear regression analysis technique was applied to prove the hypotheses. R Programming language is used for data analysis. Research results show that the use of Facebook affects the average score of unsatisfactory students in both positive and negative dimensions, which are statistically significant.

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