Influence of Social Networks on the academic effectiveness of Mining students, Peru

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Martín Desiderio Vejarano Campos, Francisco Alejandro Espinoza Polo, Gaby Esther Chunga Pingo, Carlos Alfredo Cerna Muñoz, Enaidy Reynosa Navarro


The search for knowledge, mass media, learning methods, new ways of solving academic tasks, and attending classes in times of health emergency; are determining factors in academic efficiency. The present study determined the incidence of the use of social networks on academic effectiveness in students of mining exploitation study program of the Public Technological Higher Education Institute in the La Libertad region, Peru. The study corresponds to a non-experimental, causal correlational descriptive design. A population of 113 students and a sample of 59 were reported, chosen by non-probabilistic sample selection. The information collection instrument was the survey; this allowed to determine levels of social networks in students through the dimensions: generic social networks, professional social networks, and thematic social networks. The Rho Spearman coefficient was used and for the effect linear regression, registering: social networks and their dimension's generic social networks, professional social networks and thematic social networks, significantly influence (p <0.01) in academic effectiveness (r = 0.966; r2 = 93.3%; r = 0.820; r2 = 67.2%; r = 0.872; r2 = 76.1%; r = 0.881; r2 = 77.6%). In conclusion, social networks and their complementary elements should be encouraged to increase the students' academic effectiveness under study.

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