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Use of social media among undergraduate students: a cross sectional study of University of Botswana students

Author Affiliations

  • 1University of Botswana, Private Bag: UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 2University of Botswana, Private Bag: UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana
  • 3University of Botswana, Private Bag: UB 00705, Gaborone, Botswana

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 1-10, July,14 (2019)


Social media has very significant positive and negative roles on our society. This study seek to find out the students perceptions and attitudes towards social media in the University of Botswana. Data were collected using a specially designed questionnaire during the academic year 2015/2016.The sample size was 100 male and female students of different study programmes, ages and study year. Research outcome indicates that students are familiar with the use of social media in their academic and social perspective. The findings also indicates that most students overall academic performance is at average and most students think the abuse of social media can negatively affect their academic performance.


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