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Usage of Facebook by Library and Information Science Female Undergraduate Students in Selected Nigerian Universities

Usage of Facebook by Library and Information Science Female Undergraduate Students in Selected Nigerian Universities
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Author(s): Justina B. Babatunde (University of Ilorin, Nigeria) and Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 20
Source title: Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7415-8.ch012

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Abstract

The chapter examines Facebook usage among female undergraduate students of library and information science. Through a survey approach, the study drew on 154 female undergraduate Library and Information Science students from four universities. Questionnaire was used to gather data. Four research questions were developed and answered. The results revealed that the majority of the respondents (female undergraduates) use Facebook on a daily basis. Female undergraduates use Facebook to socialize, connect, and chat with friends, making it the highest purpose of using Facebook. While majority of female students use Facebook on a daily basis, the negative aspects of it were also revealed, including consumption of ones' precious time; the time they should use for other productive academic work is being channeled to Facebook, thereby making Facebook time consuming. Finally, erratic power supply was identified as the major problem of using Facebook by female LIS undergraduate students.

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