The Impact Of Social Media On The Students Polytechnic – Case Study Of Iree, Osun State.

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The Impact Of Social Media On The Students Polytechnic – Case Study Of Iree, Osun State.


Abstract


This study is on impact of social media on the student polytechnic. The total population for the study is 200 students of Osun state polytechnic Iree. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made final year students, HND 2 students, HND 1 students and OND 1 students were used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies


Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

The student of Osun State Polytechnic Iree, existence has continued to move from archaic ways of life to align with modern social media change introduced by technology. This technology popularly known as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) continue to transform every fact of student life and concur to the nation of a great scholar Mcluhan on medium is the messages that influence the students rather it is the capability of social media technology which extend student life through time.

Communication is a basic human need and for that reason student has always found a means of meeting this need. The media which is an umbrella term of various means of communication has become integral part of human life around the world.

The earliest forms of personal media, speech and gestures had the benefit of being easy to use and did not necessarily need complex technology. The popularity of the internet and online communication in the life of the student of Osun State Polytechnic Iree has grown exponentially social media (networking) websites enables users to remain connected. The wide spread of social networking websites such as face book, my space, twitter, 2go, whats app. Etc. with million user accessing these websites is raising daily.

Research proves that it is safe to assume that majority of people taking that survey were in fact University, Polytechnic level, College students with no bias towards gender or race.

Basically this project work centers on the impact of social media on the student of Osun State Polytechnic Iree, student as Information

Communication Technology, despite it positive gains come with negative consequences with so many networking sites displayed on the internet, most students are tempted to abandon their home work, reading times in preferences for chatting online with their friends.

Many students especially Osun State Polytechnic Iree students are now addicted to the online rave of the movement with facebook, social media before now was used by student in alarming and must be tacked urgently so that social media (networking) will not disparage the future and primary aims of this student of Osun State Polytechnic Iree.

However, this project work will focus on the impact of social media on the student of Osun State Polytechnic Iree, how they have benefited positively from these social media (networks).


1.2 Statement of the Study

This project work will examine the impact of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree and to make further suggestion on how the use of social media and networking has positively and negatively affected the student both in their academics and social life.


1.3 Objective of the Study

  1. To examine how students could benefit from these social media.
  2. To examine critically the implications of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
  3. To know the performances and how often student use these social media. These are the objective of this project.

1.4 Research Hypotheses

For the successful completion of the study, the following research hypotheses were formulated by the researcher;

  1. H0: there are no performances and how often student use these social media.
    H1: there are performances and how often student use these social media.
  2. H02: there are no implications of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic,
    H2: there are implications of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic,

1.5 Significance of the Study

It is hope that the finding of this project work will not only add to the vast knowledge about the impact of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree, it’s also design to highlight the function of the media and more importantly how the social media has impacted the generality of students.


1.6 Scope and Limitation of the Study

The range of this project has been limited to the impact of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree. It is assumed that whatever findings obtain would also be applicable to other institution. The researcher encounters some constrain which limited the scope of the study;

a) Availability of Research Material:

The research material available to the researcher is insufficient, thereby limiting the study

b) Time:

The time frame allocated to the study does not enhance wider coverage as the researcher has to combine other academic activities and examinations with the study.

c) Organizational Privacy:

Limited Access to the selected auditing firm makes it difficult to get all the necessary and required information concerning the activities.


1.7 Definition of Terms

Media:

This means the way through large number of people receive information and entertainment that is television, radio, newspaper, magazine and internet.

Social Media:

Means media for social interaction using highly accessible and able publishing technique. It’s also a form of electronic communication to share information, ideas, personal messages and other content.

Networking:

This is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions. It’s also the establishment or use of computer.


1.8 Organization of the Study

This research work is organized in five chapters, for easy understanding, as follows

  1. Chapter one is concern with the introduction, which consist of the (overview, of the study), historical background, statement of problem, objectives of the study, research hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and limitation of the study, definition of terms and historical background of the study.
  2. Chapter two highlights the theoretical framework on which the study is based, thus the review of related literature.
  3. Chapter three deals on the research design and methodology adopted in the study.
  4. Chapter four concentrate on the data collection and analysis and presentation of finding.
  5. Chapter five gives summary, conclusion, and recommendations made of the study

Chapter Five


Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

5.1 Introduction

It is important to ascertain that the objective of this study was to ascertain impacts of social media on the student polytechnic. In the preceding chapter, the relevant data collected for this study were presented, critically analyzed and appropriate interpretation given. In this chapter, certain recommendations made which in the opinion of the researcher will be of benefits in addressing the challenges ofsocial media on the student polytechnic


5.2 Summary

This study was on impacts of social media on the student polytechnic. Three objectives were raised which included:To examine how students could benefit from these social media,to examine critically the implications of social media on the students of Osun State Polytechnic, to know the performances and how often student use these social media. In line with these objectives, two research hypotheses were formulated and two null hypotheses were posited. The total population for the study is 200 students of Osun state polytechnic Iree. The researcher used questionnaires as the instrument for the data collection. Descriptive Survey research design was adopted for this study. A total of 133 respondents made final year students, HND 2 students, HND 1 studentsand OND 1 studentswere used for the study. The data collected were presented in tables and analyzed using simple percentages and frequencies


5.3 Conclusion

From the collected and analysed, it can be concluded that the exposure to social media by Osun state polytechnic students is high and this has negative effect on their performance.


5.4 Recommendation

  1. Students should reduce their exposure to social media and pay more attention to their studies.
  2. Students, especially those willing to record huge academic success should guide themselves against the use of social media.
  3. The government, schools and other well to do individuals should encourage hardwork by rewarding successful students through scholarship schemes and other incentives.
  4. The government should consider the possibility of evolving a policy on teenagers’ exposure to social media.

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