EXTENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA USE ON STUDENTS SOCIAL OUTLOOK FOR EDUCATIONAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Adaora C. Obuezie (CLN), Victor Wagwu (CLN), Precious C. Ndubuizu

Abstract


The paper is to examine the extent of social media use on students’ social outlook for educational and national development in Madonna University Nigeria, Okija campus, Anambra State. The research were guided with two objectives of examining the extent of social media use by the students of Madonna University Nigeria, Okija campus and to investigate if social media network usage affects student’s academic performance. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population consists of 2290 undergraduate students of faculty of social science and management science and out of which sample size of 120 respondents were selected through proportionate stratified random sampling techniques .Questionnaire method was used for data collection from the respondents, and a simple percentage, frequency and table were used for data analysis. The findings reveals that most students admitted exhibiting high usage of social media, and social media usage affects their academic performance. Social media sites can be used in enhancing student’s academic performance when effectively utilized. The study made some recommendations that students be educated on the effects of social media on their social outlook to help curb the menace. Students should create a balance between chit-chatting and academic activity.


Keywords


Academic Performance, Social Media, Students’ Social Outlook, Educational Development

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