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Quick Look: Correlation Between Facebook and GPAs

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Here's the takeaway: "Social Facebook activities were correlated with lower grades and information-related Facebook activities were correlated with higher grades...What’s important about Facebook in an educational context has very little to do with how much time you spend on it."

The latest of several studies to look into the relationship between Facebook use and low grades has a counterintuitive twist - some kinds of Facebook use are correlated with higher GPAs. "Facebook use in and of itself is not detrimental to academic outcome," says study author Reynol Junco, a professor at the Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.