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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(5), 564-567
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-5-14
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Influence of Time-on-phone on Undergraduates Academic Achievement in Nigerian Universities

Adeleke, Ayobami Gideon1,

1Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Pub. Date: June 03, 2017

Cite this paper:
Adeleke, Ayobami Gideon. Influence of Time-on-phone on Undergraduates Academic Achievement in Nigerian Universities. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(5):564-567. doi: 10.12691/education-5-5-14

Abstract

The influx of tech-novation influences education and especially learning inestimably. This study looks into the usage and perceived influence of Smartphones by Nigerian undergraduates on the academic performance. It investigates the relationship between time and academic achievement alongside variables that directly and indirectly impact on Smartphones’ usage. These were with a view to improving and maintaining academic achievement though tech-novation. Descriptive survey design was adopted. All undergraduate students in Nigerian universities estimated 1,700,000 (UIS, 2012) make the population. 150 undergraduates were randomly sampled from three institutions purposively selected in south-west Nigeria. A structured questionnaire dubbed ‘Smartphones and Academic Achievement (SPA)’ was used for data collection. Data was analysed descriptively. The results expatiated on the usage of smartphones among Nigerian undergraduates. It reflected that majority users are bereft of any influence of usage on their achievement academically and significant times sub-consciously expended on the phone. It also revealed the disparity between direct and indirect variables that impact on time-on-phone of undergraduates. The result further revealed that high time-on-phone across the variables influences lower academic achievement. The study concluded that the smartphone tech-novation will only add value to education, bridge the gap of access to information and publications, provided it is adequately controlled.

Keywords:
Smartphone time-on-phone tech-novation usage undergraduates

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