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Exploring Social Networking and University's Students Academic Performance

Adebiyi, A. A. and Okuboyejo, Sena and Akinbode, Mosunmola and Agboola, Mayowa G. and Oni, Aderonke A (2015) Exploring Social Networking and University's Students Academic Performance. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 14 (7). pp. 253-259. ISSN 1682-3915

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The subscription to Online Social Networking Services (OSNs) and the frequency of usage by the student population group continue to be on the increase. There are contrasting opinions in literature by researchers on the impact of OSNs on students' academic performance. Some argued that there is a statistically significant negative relationship between OSN s and academic performance and vice-versa. The focus of this study is to validate the different opinions expressed in literature on the impact of OSNs and academic performance. A smvey of students of a large private mriversity was conducted. The smvey results were amlyzed with Structural Equation Mode hug (SEM) usiug Partial Least Squares (PLS) approach. The findiugs revealed negative effect of OSN services on students' academic performance. Students who spend considerable amormt of time in OSNs on average usually have lower Grade Point Average (GPA) than non-users of OSNs during academic session. The implication of the findings is for policy makers to find a way of mitigating the impact of OSNs on students' academic performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social networking, academic performance, face book, structural model, time management
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr Sena Okuboyejo
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 09:35

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