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Determinants of Students’ Use of Facebook in School of Industrial and Applied Science, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, Nigeria

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Author Chum Opera Nnadozie, Oyemike Victor Ossai-Onah, Charis O Onuoha
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 275-281
Volume No. 6
Issue No. 6
Issue Date July 1, 2015
Publishing Date July 1, 2015
Keywords Students, Social Media, Facebook, Industrial Sciences, Applied Science, Imo State-Nigeria


Abstract

This research work examines the students’ use of Facebook in School of Industrial and Applied Sciences (SIAS), Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, Nigeria. A customized questionnaire was used for data collection. The respondents were randomly selected from the following departments: Library and Information Science, Food Technology, and Fishery Technology and Science Laboratory. Four hundred (400) copies of the research instrument were administered while 284 (71%) were returned and used for data analysis. The findings revealed that students of SIAS have Facebook accounts and visit the Facebook site on daily basis. Chatting with friends, meeting people, messaging and uploading pictures were the major activities carried out on Facebook sites, while socialization and sharing of information were reasons for students’ use of Facebook account. The study concludes that students in School of Industrial and Applied Sciences (SIAS) in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State, Nigeria are highly addicted to Facebook. The study recommends that they should be given some orientation on the need of using Facebook as a platform for generating useable academic ideas.
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