Does the Association of Social Media Use with Problematic Internet Behaviours Predict Undergraduate Students Academic Procrastination?

Authors

  • Kingsley Chinaza Nwosu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • O. I. Ikwuka Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Mary Ugorji Onyinyechi Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Gabriel Chidi Unachukwu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21432/cjlt27890

Keywords:

Cyber victimization, social media, Internet addiction, academic procrastination

Abstract

Researchers are of the view that students’ attachment to social media may lead to negative consequences such as postponement of their academic work. Yet how social media use is associated with academic procrastination of students is still underexplored. This study ascertained the pathways through which social media use predicted academic procrastination of undergraduate students. The sample size comprised 500 year one students of the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Path analysis was employed to test the model fit of the hypothetical model and show the direction of relationships between the exogenous and endogenous variables. Results showed that the hypothesized model fits the sample data satisfactorily, and Internet addiction predicted academic procrastination more than any other variable. Social media use had no significant effect on academic procrastination but indirectly significantly predicted academic procrastination through internet addiction.

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2020-09-11