عنوان مقاله [English]
This article attempts to answer the question of how virtual social networks affect the academic performance of secondary school students. The objectives of this paper are to understand of the degree of students' affiliation to virtual social networks and to know about the impact of using virtual social networks on student's educational achievement. The survey method and sample population includes 855 female students who study at high schools in five geographic regions of Tehran. The research tool is the Social Media Dependency Questionnaire, developed by Jeffrey Singl (2000), which includes Academic Quantitative performance, social network addiction, educational use, grammar, writing and reading, and questioning. The findings show that there is no relationship between the students' GPA and use of the online social network. There is relationship between their GPA and the exchange of scientific information (test questions) with use of the social networking. Online social networks can be used as a convenient way to interact with students on the one hand, as well as teachers and students to convey scientific content, share questions and problem-solving skills, and help each other to understand the correct path to problem solving.
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