Facebook Addiction and Academic Anxiety among University Students
Keywords:Facebook addiction, academic anxiety, Thailand, university students, Southeast Asia, regression
Within academics, social media has developed a stronger and stronger presence in the lives of students and educators. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Facebook addiction and academic anxiety. A cross-sectional descriptive correlational study using Likert scales was used with a sample of 148. Descriptive results indicated that participants were neutral toward statements about academic anxiety while disagreeing with statements about Facebook addiction. The multiple regression analysis found a positive relationship between Facebook addiction and academic anxiety while controlling for gender, class level, major, program, credits, club participation, and GPA. Club participation, class level, and program were found to also have a significant relationship with academic anxiety. The final model explained 32% of the variance of academic anxiety.