Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017, Page: 100-104
The Effect of Social Networking Sites on Academic Performance of Students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba
Peter Chizoba Ekechukwu, Department of Educational Foundation, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Received: Oct. 30, 2017;       Accepted: Nov. 15, 2017;       Published: Dec. 27, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajad.20170204.13      View  1821      Downloads  84
Abstract
This research has presented the effect of social networking sites (SNSs) on academic performance of students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. Social networking sites allows the users to share information with selected group of family members, friends or associates. In this study, an attempt is made to obtain the perception of students on how the use of SNSs impacts on their academic performance. A preliminary survey was conducted for a sample of 100 students drawn from National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. The aim was to obtain findings on their use of SNSs and the effect on their academic life. Data collected was analyzed using the Microsoft Excel package. The research observed that most of the participants who responded to questions confirmed that SNSs positively impacts their academic performance especially in terms of discussion with classmate, communication with supervisor or lecturer, and for sharing assignments. It is suggested that polytechnics and institutions of higher learning in Nigeria could explore the general acceptability and positive impact of SNSs and incorporate it as part of learning process.
Keywords
Academic Performance, SNSs, Abia State Polytechnic, Impact
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Peter Chizoba Ekechukwu, The Effect of Social Networking Sites on Academic Performance of Students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, American Journal of Art and Design. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 100-104. doi: 10.11648/j.ajad.20170204.13
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