SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

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Abstract
The purpose of this research study is to examine the influence of Social Media and Academic Performance Of students in University of Lagos. Five Research questions and five Research hypotheses guided the study. To achieve this, the descriptive survey research design was adopted. The study focused on University of Lagos hence, population consists of all the 24,661 full-time undergraduate students. The simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 378 students. A four point Likert Type Rating Scale Questionnaire type, titled: Social Media and Academic Performance of Students Questionnaire (SMAAPOS) was used to collect data from the participants. The descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentage, were used to analyze the demographic data while inferential statistics of Chi-square(x2) was used in testing the research hypotheses. Research findings showed that a great number of students in University of Lagos, are addicted to social media. To this end, the researcher recommended that social media should be used for educational purposes as well; Social Networking Sites should be expanded and new pages should be created to enhance academic activities and avoid setbacks in the students’ academic performance; and Students should be monitored by teachers and parents on how they use these sites This is to create a balance between social media and academic activities of students to avoid setbacks in the academic performance of the students.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title…………………………………………………………………………………i
Certification..……………………………………………………………………...ii
Dedication………………………………………………………………………... iii
Acknowledgements..……………………………………………………………...iv
Table of Contents………………………………………………………………….v
List of Tables……………………………………………………………………..vii
Abstract…………………………………………………………………………...ix


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………….. 1
Background to the Study…………………………………………………………....1
Statement of the Problem…………………………………………………………...5
Purpose of the Study………………………………………………………………..7
Research Questions…………………………………………………………............7
Research Hypotheses………………………………………………………….........8
Significance of the Study…………………………………………………………...8
Scope of the Study…………………………………………………………….........9
Operational Definition of Terms…………………………………………………....9

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW………………………………………………………. 11
Introduction…………………………………………………………………......... 11
Concept of Social Media ……………….…………………...………………………..11
Student’s addictiveness to social media……………………………………...............25 
Students Exposure to Social Media…………………...…………………………..….27
Influence of Social Media Network on Student Academic Performance…………...… 28
Usage of Social Media and Students’ Academic Performance…………........................39
Gender Usage Of Social Media……………….……………………………...………....30
Usage of Social Media by Age……………………………………………………......32
Social media in the classroom………………………………………………….…....36
Problems in Schools……………………………...………………………………....39
Summary of Literature Review…………………………………………………....39

CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY……………………………………………….41
Introduction………………………………………………………………………. 41
Research Design………………………………………………………………….. 41
Population of the Study…………………………………………………………... 41
Sample and Sampling Technique………………………………………………… 41
Research Instrument……………………………………………………………… 42
Validity of the Instrument………………………………………………………… 42
Reliability of the Instrument……………………………………………………….42
Method of Data Collection………………………………………………………...42
Method of Data Analysis…………………………………………………….........43
 
CHAPTER FOUR
DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION………………………...44
Introduction………………………………………………………………………. ……..44
Presentation of Demographic Data………………………………………………............44
Students Addictiveness and Students’ To Social Network on Academic Performance OF Students………………………………………………………………………………......51
Students Exposure to Social Media Network and Students’ Academic Performance…………………………………………………………………….………..51
Use of Social Media on the Academic Performance of Students ….................................52
Male and Female Students Usage of Social Media Network........................................... 52
Students Usage of Social Media by Age…………………………………………………53

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS……………………..56
Introduction………………………………………………………………………. ……..56
Summary of the Study………………………………………………………................... 56
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………............. 57
Recommendations………………………………………………………………..............57
Suggestions for Further Studies…………………..…………………………………….. 58
REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………….. 59
APPENDICES…………………………………………………………………………..68
Section A…………………………………………………………………………………68
Section B…………………………………………………………………………………69
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LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Distribution Of Respondents According To Faculty…………………...…………44
Table 2: Presentation of Demographic Data…………...…………………………………….. 44
Table 3: Students Addictiveness to Social Network and Academic Performance……...............46
Table 4: Exposure of Students to Social Media Network and Their Academic Performance…..46
Table 5: Use Of Social Media and Students’ Academic Performance ………………………....47
Table 6: Gender Usage Of Social Media ………………………………………………....…...48
Table 7: Age Usage of Social Media ……………………………………………………….....49
Table 8: Chi-square Analysis for the influence of Students’ Addictiveness to Social Network on Academic Performance of Student…………………..………………………....50
Table 9: Chi-square Analysis for the Influence of Student’s Exposure to Social Media Network on Students’ Academic Performance………….…………………………………...51
Table 10: Chi-square Analysis for Influence of the Use of Social Media on the Academic Performance of the Students in University of Lagos……..……………………...………52
Table 11: Chi-square Analysis for Male and Female Students’ Usage
of Social Media Network.………………………………………………...……………….52
Table 12: Chi-square Analysis for Age Influence on Usage of Social Media..........……….53
 


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SAMSON, I (2018). SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 25, 2018, from http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/social-media-and-academic-performance-of-students-in-university-of-lagos-1513

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IKINIMORE, SAMSON. "SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018, http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/social-media-and-academic-performance-of-students-in-university-of-lagos-1513 . Accessed 25 Jun. 2018.

MLA7

IKINIMORE, SAMSON. "SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 25 Jun. 2018. < http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/social-media-and-academic-performance-of-students-in-university-of-lagos-1513 >.

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IKINIMORE, SAMSON. "SOCIAL MEDIA AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed June 25, 2018. http://dubz-by-dan.co.uk/works/social-media-and-academic-performance-of-students-in-university-of-lagos-1513