The impact of WeChat use intensity and addiction on academic performance

Yan Li1, Marwan H. Sallam1, Yinghua Ye1
1Department of Curriculum and Learning Science, Zhejiang University, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Li, Y., Sallam, M. H., & Ye, Y. (2019). The impact of WeChat use intensity and addiction on academic performance. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 47(1), e7331.

Volume 47 Issue 1 | e7331 | Published: January 2019 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.7331

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We explored WeChat use intensity and possible addiction level among Yemeni international students in China, including the impact of their gender and educational level on WeChat use, and the relationship of WeChat intensity and addiction with academic performance. Participants were 427 Yemeni international students in China randomly invited to participate in an online survey. Results revealed that (a) both gender and educational level had a significant impact on participants’ WeChat use intensity and WeChat addiction; (b) WeChat use intensity, WeChat addiction, and academic performance significantly correlated with one another; and (c) WeChat addiction fully mediated the relationship between WeChat use intensity and academic performance. These findings enrich social networking site studies by providing evidence of the impact of WeChat use intensity on the academic performance of international students.

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