CORRELATION BETWEEN SOCIAL NETWORKING USAGE AND WRITING PERFORMANCE: A CASE STUDY ON INFORMATICS ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN ITN MALANG
The massive development of digital technology has lead to immense usage of social networking all over the world. Recent years, many studies have been conducted over the impact of social networking towards students’ academic performance in many competencies, most of which indicated negative impact. Therefore, this study aims at knowing the relationship of social networking usage and writing performance of Informatics Engineering Students who tend to have more exposure to internet and social networking sites in National Institute of Technology (ITN) Malang as a case study. The study sampled 70 Informatics Engineering students by using questionnaires and writing test assessment using Oshima and Hogue’s scoring rubric. The result indicates that the students’ length of time used for accesing social networking sites has no correlation with their English writing performance.