Social Network Sites’ Influence on Undergraduates’ Academic Activities in Colleges of Education in Lagos State

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Bakare, T.V
Kuku, O.O
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Bauchi: ATBU Journal of Science Technology and Education (JOSTE)
Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have created a new dimension to the way individuals communicate and increase their social connectivity with others. Similarly, this medium could be employed as a forum to interact with fellow students and lecturers. The study sought to examine how SNSs use has influenced academic activities and communication patterns among undergraduates in Colleges of Education in Lagos State. Two Research questions and one hypothesis guided the study, using descriptive survey research design. Population comprised an estimated 12,000 students in all the Public Colleges of Education in Lagos State. Multistage sampling, using proportionate, stratified random sampling techniques was used to select a sample size of 311 undergraduates from all the three public Colleges of Education. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage, mean scores and ANOVA. The study found that SNSs have influenced communication patterns among undergraduates positively, although its full potentials were yet to be optimally explored in academics. The calculated F-value of 0.069 was found not to be significant as it was less than the critical value of 2.63, given 2 and 308 degrees of freedom, at 0.05 level of significance. The single null hypothesis was thus accepted, implying congruity in the use of SNSs among the Colleges and appropriate recommendations were made.
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Social Network Sites , Undergraduates , Colleges of Education , Academic Activities , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Bakare, T.V. and Kuku, O.O. (2017). Social Network Sites and their Influence on Academic Activities and Communication in Colleges of Education in Lagos State, Nigeria. ATBU Journal of Science Technology and Education (JOSTE), 5(3);194-203. Faculty of Technology Education, Bauchi: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University