Internet use behaviour of the faculty and postgraduate students of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

Internet use behaviour of the faculty and postgraduate students of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria

Author by Dr. Ezinwayi Madukoma

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Research In Managment

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 31 - 48

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify the Internet use behavior of the Faculty members and
Postgraduate students at Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria. Survey research design
was adopted for the study. Population comprises 631 faculty members and post graduate
students at Babcock University. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting 180
faculty members and postgraduate students as respondents in the study. Questionnaire was
the instrument used for data collection. Out of 180 questionnaire distributed to the
respondents, 126 (70%) was duly completed and returned which was analyzed using
descriptive statistics. The study established among others that both the faculty and
postgraduate student make use of the Internet, however, their reasons and periods they use the
internet differ. It was also revealed that the faculty spends more time in the use of the Internet
than the postgraduate students. Further, it was discovered that the postgraduate students used
the Internet resources more than the faculty. Next, it was shown that the faculty uses the
Internet for their up-to-date knowledge and teaching while the postgraduate mostly use the
Internet for article writing and for sending and receiving e-mail. In relation to their satisfaction
level, it was revealed that the postgraduate students are more satisfied with the Internet use
than the faculty. Further, it was also discovered that the faculty makes use of their laptops and
the University’s Internet facilities while the postgraduate students use only their personal
laptops. Finally, the major difficulty experienced by the faculty was fluctuation in connectivity
while the postgraduate stated low bandwidth (slow speed). It was recommended that the BU
Administration look into and rectify those difficulties that could hinder or discourage the
effective use of the Internet.
Key Words: Internet use; Behaviour; Faculty members; Postgraduate students




















 

 

 


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