Departments Mass communication IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE (A STUDY OF STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA)

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IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE (A STUDY OF STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA)
IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE A STUDY OF STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA

Table of Contents

Title Page II

Declaration III

Certification Page IV

Dedication V

Acknowledgement VI

Table of Content VII

List of Table IX

Abstract

CHAPTER ONE; INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study

1.2 Statement of the Problem

1.3 Objectives of the Study

1.4 Research Question

1.5 Scope of the Study

1.6 Significance of the Study

1.7 Operational Definition of Significant Terms

CHAPTER TWO; LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Introduction 7

2.2 Review of Concepts 7

2.2.1 The Concept of Mass Media 7

2.2.2The Concept of Internet 12

2.2.3 The Concept of Social Media 15

2.2.4 The Concept of Social Networking Site or Services 17

2.3 Review of Related Studies 22

2.4 Theoretical Framework 24

2.5 Summary 27

CHAPTER THREE; METHODOLOGY

3.1 Introduction 28

3.2 Research Design 28

3.3 Population of the Study 28

3.4 Sampling Technique/ Sampling 29

3.5 Description of the Research Instrument 29

3.6 Validity of Data Gathering Instrument 30

3.7 Method of Data Collection 30

3.8 Method of Data Analysis 31

CHAPTER FOUR; DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1 Introduction 32

4.2 Data Presentation and Analysis 32

4.3 Discussion of Findings 33

CHAPTER FIVE; SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Summary of Findings

5.3 Conclusion

5.4 Recommendations

5.5 Suggestion for Further Studies

Reference

Appendix A

Appendix B

Abstract

The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of social media on the students academic performance A study of students of University of Abuja. To achieve this, the survey research method was used. Subjects were drawn from the University of Abuja, using the simple random sampling technique and purposive sampling. Four research questions guided the study. Research findings showed that a great number of students in University of Abuja, had access to the internet. To this end, the researcher recommended that sites should be created for educational purposes as well. This is to create a balance between social networking and academic activities of students to avoid setbacks in the academic performance of the students


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