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ERIC Number: EJ1080124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Self-Regulation of Facebook Usage and Academic Performance of Students in Kenyan Universities
Wanjohi, Racheal N.; Mwebi, Robert B.; Nyang'ara, Naftal M.
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n14 p109-113 2015
The increasing connectivity of places to the internet platform has led to widespread use of the social media platforms in homes, workplaces and schools wherein it is preferred by mostly the young people christened as dot.com generation. The use of social media platforms has a potential effect on the productivity of the users either in their places of work, schools and society in general. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of self-regulation of Facebook usage on academic performance among university students in Kenya. To achieve this objective, the study employed the "ex post facto" research design. Purposive and stratified random sampling methods were used to select participating campuses (n = 4) from (N = 12) and students (n = 348) from (N = 2698) third year regular students. Data was collected using a self administered questionnaire. The null hypothesis was tested at 0.01 level of significance using Kendall's "tau_b" correlation coefficient. The findings revealed that there was a moderate level of self regulation on Facebook usage by university students thus depicting ambivalence in attitude towards controlling the urge to use Facebook when in site. Further, it was found that there was a significant relationship between the level of Facebook self regulation and academic performance (p<0.01). The implication of this finding was that the more one self regulates, the higher the likelihood of improving in academic performance. From the findings, it is recommended that universities incorporate time management skills in the curriculum in order to help the students achieve balance between leisure activities and academics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya