Use of Social Media and its Impact on Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students: A Case Studies of users of Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Adegun, Isau Adewole, Akinola, John Olugbenga, Adepoju Samuel Olusegun & Salami Kudirat Wumi

This paper examines the use of social media and its impact on academic performance of undergraduate students as users of Olusegun Oke Library of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria. The research adopted the survey method in the collection of data. Descriptive survey and convenient sampling were the research design and sampling technique used respectively. The size of the study was three hundred (300) undergraduate students of library users. The research finding showed that a greater number of students of library users had access to the internet. The research finding of this paper indicate that undergraduate students frequently copy from Wikipedia as their major source of information; use of Facebook to generate idea from information about their research focus, make use of Blogger or Internet to develop their creative skills. However, students’ reliance on the social media tools alone has resulted in their comprehensive research skills to produce quality research works. The research finding also observed that students with mobile phones having internet facility should be encouraged to make use of it to supplement their research in the library rather than the unnecessary chatting with colleagues all the time. Also, students should be encouraged to actualize the time they spend on the social media network per day. The research finding also aware that the use of social media network had no adverse effect on academic performance of students since it improves their research skills. This research paper is hereby recommends that the students should increase their activities on social media and concentrate more to their academic performance.

Keywords – Social media, Academic, Students, Library, Nigeria.

 

DOI : 10.26761/IJRLS.7.1.2021.1347         DOI URL: https://doi.org/10.26761/ijrls.7.1.2021.1347

Cite This Article As: Adegun, I. A, Akinola, J. O., Adepoju S. O. & Salami K. W. (2021). Use of Social Media and its Impact on Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students: A Case Studies of users of Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Library Science (IJRLS), 7(1) 116-124. www.ijrls.in

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