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Abstract

Objective- The main objective of the study is to investigate the assessment of social media use on study habits among nursing students in Babcock University ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. Methods- The study adopted survey research design. Structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analysis. Specifically, data collected were analyzed using charts, graphs, percentages and frequency were used to answer the research questions. The Analysis of Variance were used to test hypotheses at 0.05 significant level.

Results- The results and findings revealed that 66 (68.8%) of the respondents use the social media many times a day while a handful of them use it occasionally. Most of the respondents use SM less than one hour. The study reveals that the respondents mostly use Whatsapp and YouTube. The study shows that the time spent on the use of social media has no significant effect on the study habit of nursing students. The study also reveals that social media use has no significant effect on the study habits of nursing students of the institution understudy.

Conclusion- The most dynamic and adorable technology of the 21st Century, common to the internet generation students is the social media. Its potentials and capability to enhance quality education is paramount to academic performance. Therefore, understanding the use of SM among nursing students demands that librarians should sensitize them on the need to blueprint their study schedule in order to activate their consciousness in utilizing the potentials of social media to their education.

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