Influence of School Type on Undergraduates’ Access To and Attitude Towards the Utilisation of Social Media for Learning In Nigeria
YAHYA, Saheed Olalekan
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of school type on undergraduates’ access to and attitude towards the utilisation of social media for learning in Nigeria. The study investigated: i. influence of school type on undergraduates’ access to social media for learning and ii. Influence of school type on undergraduates’ attitude towards social media for learning. The study was a descriptive research of the survey method using stratified, proportional and random sampling techniques to draw a sample of 1,121 undergraduates from a target population of 205,083 in nine universities in South-west, Nigeria. The instrument that was used for this study was adapted from studies conducted by Acar (2013), Yahya (2013) and Kevin, Mei-Miao and Magnus (2013). Two research hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 significant level. The findings of the study indicated that there was a significant difference in undergraduates’ access to social media for learning based on school type with F (df 3, 1,117 = 3.86, p<0.05) in favour of Federal universities and there was a significant difference in undergraduates’ attitude towards social media for learning based on school type with F (df 2, 1,118 = 3.68, p < 0.05) in favour of Federal and State universities. It was however recommended among others that administrators and proprietors of private universities should work on modalities of incorporating social media use for teaching and learning to improve their undergraduates’ attitude to catch up with federal and state universities’ counterparts.