Benefits And Problems Of Social Media Usage Among Early Childhood Education Undergraduates In Kwara State

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Benefits And Problems Of Social Media Usage Among Early Childhood Education Undergraduates In Kwara State


Abstract


This study was carried out to examine the benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State. The study was carried out to assess extent of social media utilization among undergraduate students in Kwara state, find out the benefits of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state, and find out the problems of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state. The survey design was adopted and the simple random sampling techniques were employed in this study. The population size comprised of undergraduate students in education department of Kwara State University. In determining the sample size, the researcher purposefully selected 160 respondents and 141 were validated. Self-constructed and validated questionnaire was used for data collection. The collected and validated questionnaires were analyzed using frequency tables, and mean scores. While the hypotheses was tested Chi-square statistical tool. The result of the findings reveals that the extent of social media utilization among undergraduate students in Kwara state is high. Furthermore, the study revealed that the benefits of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state it includes: it can also be used as a news medium, it is a good tool for education, learning & networking, and it transfers online information faster , so the users can stay well informed. Therefore, it is recommended that the benefits of social media can never be overemphasized; therefore university management should ensure that they integrate the social media applications in library service delivery and learning system. For instance, the library can offer reference services on library social media platforms. To mention but a few.


Table of Content


  • Title Page
  • Certification
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Table of Content
  • List of Tables
  • Abstract

Chapter One:

Introduction

  • 1.1 Background of the Study
  • 1.2 Statement of the Problem
  • 1.3 Objective of the Study
  • 1.4 Research Questions
  • 1.5 Research Hypothesis
  • 1.6 Significance of the Study
  • 1.7 Scope of the Study
  • 1.8 Limitation of the Study
  • 1.9 Definition of Terms
  • 1.10 Organisations of the Study

Chapter Two:

Review of Literature

  • 2.1 Conceptual Framework
  • 2.2 Theoretical Framework
  • 2.3 Empirical Review

Chapter Three:

Research Methodology

  • 3.1 Research Design
  • 3.2 Population of the Study
  • 3.3 Sample Size Determination
  • 3.4 Sample Size Selection Technique and Procedure
  • 3.5 Research Instrument and Administration
  • 3.6 Method of Data Collection
  • 3.7 Method of Data Analysis
  • 3.8 Validity of the Study
  • 3.9 Reliability of the Study
  • 3.10 Ethical Consideration

Chapter Four:

Data Presentation and Analysis

  • 4.1 Data Presentation
  • 4.2 Analysis of Data
  • 4.3 Answering Research Questions
  • 4.4 Test of Hypotheses

Chapter Five:

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

  • 5.1 Summary
  • 5.2 Conclusion
  • 5.3 Recommendation
  • References
  • APPENDIX
  • QUESTIONNAIRE

Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

The internet is more than just a means of searching information. People have revealed that the Internet can be used to connect with other people for business or commercial purposes, to make new friends, or to bring back old friends and long lost relatives. The latest example of new communication technology usually used by students is social media, also known as Social Networking Sites. The emergence of social media simplified the process, because they do not call for advanced internet knowledge or experience and are made up of a wide array of different formats and topics. This means that anyone can connect through social media (Sudha and Kavitha, 2016).

The use of social media is being rapidly rising during last few years. It is not only being used by the working people but also there is heavy increase in the use of social media by the students or education society (Raut and Patil, 2016). With such broad acceptance, there is no surprise that social media have affected the way people live and socialize. Social Networking Sites such as Facebook is one of the latest examples of communication technologies that have been widely-adopted by students and, subsequently, have the potential to become a valuable resource to support their educational communications and collaborations with faculty. Social media are mostly used by students to communicate and exchange ideas with lecturers specifically in western contexts (Sudha and Kavitha, 2016). Hasnain, Nasreen and Ijaz (2015) stated that the development of technology and increase in internet usage, social media has become a part of our daily lives. If social media is used in a positive way, it can help students and youth to get knowledge that can be used to improve their academic performances.

Furthermore, Neal (2012) stated that the term social media relates to the many easy-to use services that anybody can use to interact with other people online such as Facebook, YouTube, Blog, Twitter and so on and so forth. Therefore, using social media easy and simple services, enable us to create online presence very easily as signing up for Facebook and Twitter account, subsequently create our own content on the web within minutes. Besides that, academic achievement is the ability of student to study and remember facts and being able to communicate his/her knowledge orally or in written form even in an examination condition (Kpolovie, Joe and Okoto, 2014). On the basis of the aforementioned, this study seek to examine benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State.


1.2 Statement of the Problem

The use of social media has exploded in the recent decades. It is not just utilized by working people, but it is also becoming increasingly popular among students and members of the education community. Students now use social media on a regular basis. If utilized correctly, social media may assist students and adolescents in reaping knowledge which is used to improve their performance academically.

Students usually used social site for many reason such as for study purpose, for entertainment purpose as social media provides any data you want very easily and quickly within a fraction of seconds. Usage of social media depends upon person to person as it has good as well as negative impact on the society i.e. on the students. Social Media had become a major distraction to students, causing the overall performance of students to decline, especially the ones who tend to check their Facebook and twitter while studying. On the basis of the aforementioned, this study seek to examine the benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State.


1.3 Objectives of the Study

The overall aim of this study is to critically examine the benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State. Hence, the study will be channeled to the following specific objectives;

  1. Assess extent of social media utilization among undergraduate students in Kwara state.
  2. Find out the benefits of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state.
  3. Find out the problems of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state.

1.4 Research Question

  1. What is the extent of social media utilization among undergraduate students in Kwara state?
  2. What are the benefits of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state?
  3. What are the problems of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state?

1.5 Research Hypothesis

  • Ho: Social media has no significant effect on undergraduate students in Kwara state.
  • Ha: Social media has a significant effect on undergraduate students in Kwara state.

1.6 Significance of the Study

This study can be a good academic source for researchers, especially in Kwara state, where there is more probably no such literature. This research will be as a trusted academic source and pave the way for scholars, lecturers and students to know the effects of social media, and the effects on the undergraduates’ academic performances. It will raise the awareness of the people about either positive and negative impacts of social media on the academic performances of students in Afghanistan society. It will also encourage students to use social media beneficially as effective communication tools as well as educational media to improve their knowledge and skills.


1.7 Scope of the Study

This study is structured to generally examine the benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State. The respondents for this study will be obtained from undergraduate students in eduaction department of Kwara State University.


1.8 Limitation of the Study

As every human endeavor is once faced with a constraint, the same was tenable during the period of this study. In the course of carrying out this study, the researcher experienced some constraints, which included time constraints, financial constraints, language barriers, and the attitude of the respondents. In addition, there was the element of researcher bias. Here, the researcher possessed some biases that may have been reflected in the way the data was collected, the type of people interviewed or sampled, and how the data gathered was interpreted thereafter. The potential for all this to influence the findings and conclusions could not be downplayed. More so, the findings of this study are limited to the sample population in the study area, hence they may not be suitable for use in comparison to other tertiary institutions in other , states, and other countries in the world.


1.9 Definitions of Terms

Media:

Media are all those media technologies that are intended to reach a large audience by mass communication. They are messages communicated through a mass medium to a number of people. According to “Wikipedia” Media are the communication outlets or tools used to store and deliver information or data. The term refers to components of the mass media communications industry, such as print media, publishing, the news media, photography, cinema, broadcasting, and advertising.

Social Media:

Social media are forms of electronic communication which facilitate interactive social networking base on certain interests. Social media include web and mobile technology. Kaplan & Haenlein (2015), defined social media as a group of internet-based applications that builds on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0 and allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content. The Oxford dictionary (2018), also defined social media as “websites and applications used for social networking”. Another definition of social media is that it is a ‘communication channel which is very popular, extremely fast and broad, has proven to be highly effective, as well as trusted by billions of people , to share and discover content concerning individuals, brands, information, entertainment and know how’’ (Dearborn, 2014). One theme that all these definitions underpin is that social media involves some form of communication between individuals over the internet.


1.10 Organization of the Study

The study is categorized into five chapters. The first chapter presents the background of the study, statement of the problem, objective of the study, research questions and hypothesis, the significance of the study, scope/limitations of the study, and definition of terms. The chapter two covers the review of literature with emphasis on conceptual framework, theoretical framework, and empirical review. Likewise, the chapter three which is the research methodology, specifically covers the research design, population of the study, sample size determination, sample size, abnd selection technique and procedure, research instrument and administration, method of data collection, method of data analysis, validity and reliability of the study, and ethical consideration. The second to last chapter being the chapter four presents the data presentation and analysis, while the last chapter (chapter five) contains the summary, conclusion and recommendation.


Chapter Five


Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations:

5.1 Introduction

This chapter summarizes the findings of the benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State. The chapter consists of summary of the study, conclusions, and recommendations.


5.2 Summary of the Study

In this study, our focus was to examine the benefits and problems of social media usage among early childhood education undergraduates in Kwara State. The study specifically was aimed to assess extent of social media utilization among undergraduate students in Kwara state, find out the benefits of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state, and find out the problems of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state.

The study adopted the survey research design and randomly enrolled participants in the study. A total of 141 responses were validated from the enrolled participants where all respondents are undergraduate students in education department of Kwara State University.


5.3 Conclusions

Based on the findings of this study, the researcher made the following conclusion

  1. The extent of social media utilization among undergraduate students in Kwara state is high.
  2. The benefits of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state it includes: it can also be used as a news medium, it is a good tool for education, learning & networking, and it transfers online information faster , so the users can stay well informed.
  3. The problems of social media usage among undergraduate students in Kwara state includes: loss of concentration in studies, social media addiction, cyberbullying, and affect physical health.

5.4 Recommendations

Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations are proffered.

  1. Students should ensure that they balance their activities on social media with their academic activities so that they can increase their performance in school which happens to be their priority and students should reduce the number of time they spent on social media daily accessing social media.
  2. The benefits of social media can never be overemphasized; therefore university management should ensure that they integrate the social media applications in library service delivery and learning system. For instance, the library can offer reference services on library social media platforms.
  3. Students should embrace the use of social media for academic purpose such as sharing of ideas, communication and searching for academic information.
  4. The library management should embrace the use of social media for current awareness services, selective dissemination of information and other services in the library.
  5. If possible, library should create a unit of social media librarian that will be receiving and answering queries via library social media handles.
  6. Lecturers, faculties and others social media users, especially Facebook pages owners, disseminate advantageous issues which help students in terms of enhancing their knowledge and information.

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