INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING ON ACADEMIC ADJUSTMENT OF IN- SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN ENUGU EDUCATION ZONE OF ENUGU STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL PAGE
CERTIFICATION PAGE
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF APPENDICES
ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of Study
Significance of the Study
Scope of the Study
Research Questions
Hypotheses

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Concept of Social Networking
Concept of Academic Adjustment
Concept of Adolescence
Concept of Gender
Concept of Location
Theoretical Framework
Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura
Psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud (1938)
Reviews of Empirical Studies
Studies on social Networking and Adolescents
Studies on Academic Adjustment of Adolescents
Summary of Review of Literature

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Design of the Study
Area of the Study
Population of the Study
Sample and Sampling Technique
Instrument for Data Collection
Validation of the Instrument
Reliability of the Instrument
Method of Data Collection
Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT
Summary of Major Findings

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS           
Discussion of Findings
Conclusions
Implications of the Study
Recommendations
Limitation of the Study
Suggestions for Further Research
Summary of the Study
REFERENCES



ABSTRACT
This ex-post facto research study determined the influence of social networking on academic adjustment of in- school adolescents in Enugu Education Zone of Enugu State. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. A total of 32396 students in all the public secondary schools in Enugu Education zone were used as population size. Out of this, sample size of 607 was randomly selected using multi-stage sampling technique. Social Networking and Academic Adjustment of Adolescents Questionnaire (SNAAAQ) was used as an instrument for data collection. The instrument was face validated by three experts. It was trial tested using 30 students and its internal consistency was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha co-efficient statistical method. The result gave overall Alpha- co-efficient value of 0.91. The data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the postulated null hypotheses. The major findings revealed that in-school adolescents are exposed to various categories of social networks such as facebook, twitter, eskimi myspace, 2go, blogs, email, whatsapp and youtube. It was revealed that poor study habits, identity theft, sexual solicitation are dangers associated with the use of social networking. It was found that social networking influences male and female, urban and rural in-school adolescents’ academic adjustment. It was found that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of male and female in-school adolescents on the various categories of social networks adolescents are exposed to and the dangers associated the use of social networking. It indicated that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of in-school adolescents from urban and rural, male and female areas on the influence of social networking academic adjustment. Based on these findings, some counselling implications were highlighted and recommendations made.


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study
Electronic communication has become an integral part of our global society. Presently, information is at the doormat of everybody because the world is in the era of information technology. This cannot be compared to few decades back when it takes weeks for one to communicate through letter writing to a beloved one within in or outside the country. In this technological era, information is no longer left for only a few privileged people who can afford the use of land line telephone in offices and homes. Even the people in the remotest village in Nigeria and elsewhere can access information through the cell phone, available internet and social networking sites.

Social networking is a means of communication through which tools like wall posts, status updates, activity feeds, thumbs ups and profiles are used and perhaps characterized online communications namely face book, Myspace Metlog, flicker and twitter (Akaneme, Ibenegbu & Nwosu, 2013). Also, Mashable (2015) opined that social networking service is an online platform or site that focuses on facilitating the social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds or real life.

In the opinion of Ferguson (2007), social networking is online destination which focuses on connecting people they already know and those they do not know. Similarly, Abd-Rahman (2013) described social networking as the use of.......

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