SOCIAL NETWORKS AS INTEGRAL OF ICT: A PREDICTOR OF ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATIONAbstract:
Internet applications simultaneously are a driving force to the cultural dividend of social networks among the students of higher education. Social networks as an interactive form of networks that allow the user to with and publish to each other, generally utilizing the internet provide a ground for multiple purposes activities ranging from pleasure, business, official and academic purposes. This paper intends to discuss the other side of social networks as it influences the prediction of academic procrastination among the students of higher education. Students' tendency for irrational task delay (i.e. procrastination) may be particularly lying face down to use Internet applications simultaneously to other tasks (e.g., during homework) and in an inadequately controlled approach. It is also a review of some literature related to the topic under discussion. Issues relate to the use of social networks for other activities in the name of academics and turn to academic procrastination is common among the students of higher education. Students are more pleasure seeking than academic participation unless otherwise. Therefore, the paper suggests some techniques that low down the social networks as a predictor of academic procrastination.