Relative Effect of YouTube and WhatsApp Media on Utilization of Library Resources Among Undergraduate Students in Universities in Cross River State, Nigeria

Angela Vincent Adu
Keywords: YouTube, WhatsApp, Undergraduate, Library, Cross River State,
Journal of ICT Development, Applications and Research 2020 2(), 15-22. Published: July 11, 2020


The study was aimed at investigating the relative effect of YouTube and WhatsApp media on utilization of library resources among undergraduate students in universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve this purpose, two research questions and hypothesis were stated. empirical and theoretical literature were reviewed according to the variables of the study. The study adopted an expost facto research design with stratified and purposive sampling techniques to select 900 students from the two universities in Cross River State, Nigeria. A questionnaire entitled: “YouTube and WhatsApp Media and Utilization of Library Resources Questionnaire (YWULRQ)” was used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by experts in Measurement and Evaluation and the reliability was ascertained using Cronbach alpha estimate. Data were collected by the researcher and the data were analysed using simple regression analysis and the result showed that there is a significant influence of YouTube and WhatsApp on utilization of library resources. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that functional social media should be adequately supplied to the library in Tertiary Institutions for use by students to access the vast library resources that are available in the library.