EFFECT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE USE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARY BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: A CASE STUDY OF KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY, ANYIGBAJournal: Academic Research International (Vol.4, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
Authors : Noah E. Daluba Charity E.O Maxwell;
Page : 536-542
Keywords : effect; social media; academic library; undergraduate students; tertiary institutions;
The study investigated the effect of social media on the use of academic library by undergraduate students from faculties of Agriculture and Education, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State. The study population was 2053 undergraduate students and 90 lecturers from both faculties. 1076 students and 90 lecturers formed the sample of the study. A 20 - item questionnaire drafted by the researchers was used as the instrument for data collection. The data collected were analyzed with the use of frequency, mean and standard deviation while t- test was used to test the only null hypothesis formulated at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that male and female lecturers agreed that the use of academic libraries by undergraduate students are influenced by social media and in addition, no significant difference exist between the mean rating of both the male and female lecturers. Useful recommendations such as the need to supply durable and functional social media and careful monitoring of students among others were proffered.
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