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Global Research Journal of Education

ISSN: 2408-6894  Vol. 4 (1), pp. 423-427, February, 2016

Full Length Research Paper

Distractive impact of mobile phone usage among Adekunle Ajasin University undergraduates in Ondo State, Nigeria

*Florence O. OJEWOLA and Tosin .E. AKINDUYO

Department of Guidance and Counselling, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author. E-mail:

Accepted 26 February, 2016

The study employed the descriptive survey design, it made use of questionnaire to elicit response from the respondents on the distractive impact of mobile phone usage among Adekunle Ajasin University undergraduate students. The sample population includes all the students in Adekunle Ajasin University. Five hundred students were randomly selected using accidental random sampling technique from five faculties in the University. One hundred students each were selected from each of the five faculties. The Psychometric Properties of the instrument was established with a reliability coefficient of 0.72. The data collected were analysed through t-test and Analysis of Variance. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significant. The findings showed that there were no significant differences in the mobile phone usage among undergraduate students on the basis of gender, age, and faculty. Based on the findings the usage of mobile phones during lectures should be prohibited. Students should be encouraged to take advantage of their mobile phones to access educative and informative ideas that will enhance their academic progress. Guidance and Counselling programmes should be encouraged in the university to sensitise the students on the need to set right priorities especially that which is related to their academic pursuit.

Keywords: Mobile phones,study habits, undergraduate students and usage