Abstract

The unprecedented interest of the millennial generation towards the use of social media devices (SMDs) has increasingly become a source of concern to academics in Nigerian universities. Observations have shown that these millennia’s have both positive and negative attitudes towards the usage of social media devices as well as various reasons for its usage. These observations have formed the basis for this study, in which a descriptive survey design was adopted to examine the attitude of millennial generations. Six research questions and four hypotheses guided the study, which was carried out in four Nigerian Universities specifically from the South–South region. The study assessed the regularity of usage, the most frequently used SMDs, the reasons for using them and whether age is a contributing factor from the millennia’s' perspective. The population comprised of all three hundred (300) level students from both Federal and State Universities, totaling 3,960 (of which 2,120 were Federal and 1840 were State).

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0274
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada