INTERNET ACCESS AND USAGE: IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES

Clifford E. Ogheneakoke, Joseph Benike, Sunday Obro

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The study investigated the impact of Internet access and usage on students’ academic performance in Social Studies. The study adopted a correlational research design. The population consisted of 55,303 male and female JSS II students from which 576 students were selected. The instrument for the study was the questionnaire and students’ academic records. The data collected were analysed using correlational statistics. The result of the study revealed that there is significant relationship between internet usage for academic work and students’ academic performance; there is significant relationship between internet access and usage and students’ assignment submission; there was significant relationship between time spent on the internet and students’ academic performance. It was recommended that students should use the internet to enhance their academic performance of which they should restrict themselves from non-academic purposes; teachers should evolve regulations to guide the extent of Internet usage to avert over dependency among students.

 

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internet; internet access; internet usage; impact, academic performance; secondary school; social studies

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