Analysis Of Students’ Use Of Facebook Comparism: Academics Relationship/Social Interaction Uses (A Study of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu)

ABSTRACT

The topic of the study was analysis of students use of facebook comparism; academics relationship/interaction uses. This study intends to analyze students’ use of facebook to know if they use them for social interaction or for academic purposes. The general purpose of the study is to analyze students’ use of facebook, to ascertain if they use it more for social interaction or for academic purposes. Thus, the study will tend to: 1. Determine how often the students use social media for academic purpose.2. Examine how students use facebook for interactive/academic purposes.3. Find out the factors that propel students to use facebook during academic periods. 4. Find out the activities that students mostly use facebook to perform. This study adopted random sampling, Godfrey Okoye University Enugu. Simple random sampling was used in each faculty, two departments were selected using ballot system. the students from each department were selected using convenience sampling technique. The sample size of the study was 380. Findings from this research reveals that students own and have access to internet enabling devices, are also aware of various social media platforms, use facebook to a large extent for social interaction also that facebook use is mostly for fun and increases their social interaction. and this to a very large extent affects their academics, it was also observed that there are some factors which propels the use of facebook such as boredom, laziness, fun and addiction. In the light of the above findings of the research, the following recommendations are proffered:

1.Restrictions should be made on the students’ use of facebook in classes in tertiary institutions and other institutions of learning. 2. Punishment should be given to students found using facebook during academic periods. 3. Appropriate use of facebook for academic purposes should be taught at all levels of educational institutions to avoid misuse of the social media platforms. 4. Restrictions should be made on how often students access the internet towards its misuse.

It can be concluded that students use facebook for social interaction other than for academic purposes in Godfrey Okoye University. Enugu.

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APA

, E & FRANCES, O (2021). Analysis Of Students’ Use Of Facebook Comparism: Academics Relationship/Social Interaction Uses (A Study of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-students-use-of-facebook-comparism-academics-relationship-social-interaction-uses-a-study-of-godfrey-okoye-university-enugu

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, EZEMMUOKWE and OLUOMA FRANCES "Analysis Of Students’ Use Of Facebook Comparism: Academics Relationship/Social Interaction Uses (A Study of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu)" Afribary. Afribary, 24 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-students-use-of-facebook-comparism-academics-relationship-social-interaction-uses-a-study-of-godfrey-okoye-university-enugu. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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, EZEMMUOKWE, OLUOMA FRANCES . "Analysis Of Students’ Use Of Facebook Comparism: Academics Relationship/Social Interaction Uses (A Study of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu)". Afribary, Afribary, 24 May. 2021. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-students-use-of-facebook-comparism-academics-relationship-social-interaction-uses-a-study-of-godfrey-okoye-university-enugu >.

Chicago

, EZEMMUOKWE and FRANCES, OLUOMA . "Analysis Of Students’ Use Of Facebook Comparism: Academics Relationship/Social Interaction Uses (A Study of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu)" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-students-use-of-facebook-comparism-academics-relationship-social-interaction-uses-a-study-of-godfrey-okoye-university-enugu