Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 4(4), pp. 110–116, April, 2016.
Full Length Research
Internet Addiction among Undergraduates in Universities in Delta State, Nigeria
1Monday Obaidjevwe Ogbomo (Ph.D) and 2Oghenetega Ivwighreghweta (CLN)
1Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State.
2Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State. Corresponding author’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 24 May 2016
has become a common phenomenon of interest among students all over the
world. Hence the study investigated Internet addiction among
undergraduates in universities in Delta State, Nigeria. Three research
questions were answered and one hypothesis tested. The descriptive
survey design was employed for this study. The population of the study
is 43,500 undergraduates in three universities in Delta State. The
sample size for this study is 500. The questionnaire was the instrument
used for data collection. Data were analyzed using frequency,
statistical mean and z-test statistics. Findings from the study revealed
that the undergraduates engaged in information searching and usage of
social media on the Internet. It was revealed that the undergraduates
spent I hour and above on the Internet in a day. It was also found that
the undergraduates exhibited high level of Internet addiction and that
there was no significant difference between male and female
undergraduates and Internet addiction. The study concluded that
undergraduates in universities in Delta State are addicted to the
Internet and recommendations were made to facilitate treatment of
Internet addicted undergraduates by the universities management.
Cite This Article As: Ogbomo MO, Ivwighreghweta O (2016). Internet Addiction among Undergraduates in Universities in Delta State, Nigeria. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 4(4): 110-116.