Constraints to the Use of Social Media on Undergraduate Students in Tertiary Institution
Keywords:Classroom, Communication tool, Depression, Digital immigrants, Digital natives, Social anxiety, Social media.
The purpose of the study, which is a descriptive survey research, is to ascertain the limitations placed on undergraduate students' use of social media in postsecondary institutions. The study's focus is Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The population of the study consists of all undergraduate students in the curriculum studies/Instructional Technology department of the faculty of education at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. 200 pupils made up the study's sample. Candidates were chosen through a simple random sampling process. The instrument used for the study to collect data from respondents is the Constraints to the Use of social media on Undergraduate Students in Tertiary Institution (CUSMUSTI), a structured questionnaire with 30 item questions with a reliability co-efficient of 0.74. Mean and standard deviation were used to statistically respond to the study questions, and the Z test was used to statistically assess the hypothesis. The study found that older teens who use social media in a passive way, such as by just scrolling through other people's images, report lower levels of life satisfaction and are more likely to propagate untrue rumors. It is recommended that young and old people should create more time for sleep so that their mental health can improve.