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Self-Focused Attention, Awareness and Use of Social Media as Determinants of Social Well-Being of LIS Postgraduate Students in Nigerian Universities


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1 University Library, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
2 Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
     

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The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of self-focused attention, awareness, and use of social media on the social well-being of library and information science postgraduate students in universities in Nigeria. The study employed a survey research design of the correlational type. The population of the study comprised 919 LIS postgraduate students from 16 universities offering library and information science programmes at the postgraduate level. A total enumeration technique was used to cover all the 919 postgraduate students, 742 respondents filled and returned the questionnaire, given a response rate of 81%. The study established that self-focused, awareness and use of social media had a joint effect on the social well-being of the respondents. Also, there was a significant joint effect of self-focused attention, awareness and use of social media on social well-being of the respondents. The study further revealed that the level of social well-being of the respondents was moderate. The study concluded that LIS postgraduate students’ level of social well-being should be improved upon through self-focused attention, awareness and use of social media. Therefore, lecturers, heads of library schools, health and university management are advised to pay attention to the social well-being of the students so that they can function effectively in any academic setting and society.

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Awareness of Social Media, Library and Information Science, Nigerian Universities, Postgraduate Students, Self-Focus Attention, Social Well-Being, Use of Social Media.
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Stella Chinnaya Nduka
University Library, University of Lagos, Lagos State
Nigeria

Sunday Olanrewaju Popoola
Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigeria


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Authors

Stella Chinnaya Nduka
University Library, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Sunday Olanrewaju Popoola
Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of self-focused attention, awareness, and use of social media on the social well-being of library and information science postgraduate students in universities in Nigeria. The study employed a survey research design of the correlational type. The population of the study comprised 919 LIS postgraduate students from 16 universities offering library and information science programmes at the postgraduate level. A total enumeration technique was used to cover all the 919 postgraduate students, 742 respondents filled and returned the questionnaire, given a response rate of 81%. The study established that self-focused, awareness and use of social media had a joint effect on the social well-being of the respondents. Also, there was a significant joint effect of self-focused attention, awareness and use of social media on social well-being of the respondents. The study further revealed that the level of social well-being of the respondents was moderate. The study concluded that LIS postgraduate students’ level of social well-being should be improved upon through self-focused attention, awareness and use of social media. Therefore, lecturers, heads of library schools, health and university management are advised to pay attention to the social well-being of the students so that they can function effectively in any academic setting and society.

Keywords


Awareness of Social Media, Library and Information Science, Nigerian Universities, Postgraduate Students, Self-Focus Attention, Social Well-Being, Use of Social Media.

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