The Effects of Compulsive Texting on Spelling Ability and Academic Performance of Adolescents in Yaba LGA of Lagos State, Nigeria
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13th UNILAG Annual Research Conference and Fair
This study investigated the effect of compulsive texting behaviour on spelling ability and academic performance of adolescents in Yaba local government area, Lagos state. Correlational research design was adopted in the study. The population for this study comprised all SS2 students in co-educational public schools in Yaba local government area. A total of 145 participants were selected from two co-educational public senior secondary schools in Yaba local government area, through a simple random sampling technique. Thirty nine (39) out of one hundred and forty five (145) participants were identified to be compulsive texters based on their response to the compulsive texting items and their frequency of texting. Two (2) hypotheses were tested in this study. A questionnaire developed by the researcher with a reliability coefficient of 0.65 was employed in collection of data. The data were analysed and the hypotheses were tested with the use of mean, standard deviation and pearson product moment correlation at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study revealed that there is no significant relationship between academic performances of compulsive texters. Also, compulsive texting doesn't have any relationship with the spelling ability of adolescents. It was recommended that smart phones use should not be discouraged among adolescents. Adolescents are advised to reduce its use during examination periods, study hours and school hours. Adolescents should also make use of Predictive text feature while texting as a conscious effort to check for incorrect spelling.
Effects , Compulsive , Texting , Spelling Ability , Academic Performance , Adolescents , Yaba Local Government Area , Lagos State , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Ikuburuju-Orola, A and Olusakin, A.M. (2018). The Effects of Compulsive Texting on Spelling Ability and Academic Performance of Adolescents in Yaba LGA of Lagos State, Nigeria. A paper presented at the 13th UNILAG Annual Research Conference and Fair which took place in August 28-30, at Jelili Omotola Hall, University of Lagos