Influence of Smartphone Usage on Academic Performance of Students in the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Kamal Tunde Omopupa, Abdulrasaq Abdulrauf, Ahmed Usman Abdulsalam, Hajarat Abubakar and Kabir Alabi
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Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2019 1(2), 83-98. Published: February 1, 2020


Abstract

The study investigated the influence of smartphone usage on academic performance students in the five departments of the Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. The study was guided by five research objectives and descriptive survey design using questionnaire for data collection. Through convenient sampling techniqes to select 315 respondents for inclusion in the study. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 was used to analysed the data collected with descriptive statistics. Results from the data collected revealed that a majority the respondents were femaless while 60.1% were in the age range of 20-24; that 68.4%of the respondents used Techno smartphone, 88.4% of the respondents agreed that the use of smartphone enhanced academic performance, 76.4% of the respondents indicated that smartphone usage lead to fatigue and sleeplessness, though 80.1% of the respondents agreed that change in the attitudinal behaviour is the solution to the problem of use of smartphone among students. Finally the study recommended among others that the university authority should address the issue of inadequate power supply on campus and monitor the use of smartphones for enhanced academic performance among students in the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin.