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Attitude and motivation for social network among secondary school students in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State

Dickson E.A. Omorogbe, Wilfred A. Iguodala


This study was aimed at investigating attitude and motivation for social networking among secondary school students in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. It seeks to find out whether secondary school students like social networking and if there is gender factor influencing use of social networks and students’ level of access to phones/computers and the internet. The study adopted descriptive research design; simple random sampling was used to select ten public and private secondary schools out of the lot in the area. The research instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The data obtained from respondents were analyzed using simple percentage and the results were briefly discussed. The findings revealed that students engage in social networks to make friends and connect with people; both male and female students engage in social networks; students have access to phones, computers and other communication devices and the internet. Facebook is the most popular social network used by more  students. It was recommended that students should use social networking to enhance their academics; to keep abreast with current international trends in technological innovations, politics, and economic, financial and social matters and so on.

Keywords: Social networks, information and communication tecnology, computer and communication devices

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