Assessment of students' GSM phone use pattern at the faculty of education, University of Uyo
AbstractThe study assessed Students' GSM phone use pattern at Faculty of Education, University of Uyo. The specific objectives are to determine the gender and other characteristic of GSM phone owners among the students, ascertain the features of GSM phones that students preferred to use and to assess the use to which students phone were most put to use and to determine the effect of GSM phone use on students life on Campus. Survey research design was used, through questionnaires as data collection instrument. Two hundred and forty (240) students were proportionately selected as sampled population, using systematic sampling technique. Frequency counts and percentages were used for data analysis. The data analysed shows that 100 (41.7) were male and 140(58.3%) were female. Also, 72(33.4%) preferred to use short message services among the features of GSM phones. While 100 (46.5%) students value GSM for communication purposes most. The study concludes that students GSM phone use pattern, is put to use mostly for communication with their parents, relatives friends and lecturers this has enhance their studying and learning in the University environment – rather than traveling for the same purpose.
The Information Technologist Vol. 3(1) 2006: 36-42