The Negative Effects of Social Media on Tertiary Students in Ghana

17 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2018

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Samuel Fummey

Mastech Advanced Institute of Technology

Francis Kwesi Aziakui

Mastech Advanced Institute of Technology

Mawuli Koku Adukpo

Mastech Advanced Institute of Technology

Date Written: May 23, 2018

Abstract

The seemingly indispensable nature of social media has made it the most used means in communication in the world today. The aim of this paper is to critically look at the negative impact of social media on tertiary students’ academic performance in Ghana.

A sample of 1,000 university students used for the study to represent the entire population. Out of the 1,000, there were 900 respondents, 90% of the respondents. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires which were administered to the students. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. The study found out that students’ access to social media has a negative effect on their academic performance. The study recommends that the authorities in tertiary institutions in Ghana should enact strict rules and regulation to curtail the usage of social media during lectures and library sessions.

Keywords: Indispensable, communication, social media, tertiary Missing, Academic performance

Suggested Citation

Fummey, Samuel and Aziakui, Francis Kwesi and Adukpo, Mawuli Koku, The Negative Effects of Social Media on Tertiary Students in Ghana (May 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3183850 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3183850

Samuel Fummey (Contact Author)

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Francis Kwesi Aziakui

Mastech Advanced Institute of Technology ( email )

P.O.BOX ABK 390
ACCRA, GREATER ACCRA 233
Ghana

Mawuli Koku Adukpo

Mastech Advanced Institute of Technology ( email )

P.O.BOX ABK 390
ACCRA, GREATER ACCRA 233
Ghana

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