Influence of Internet Usage on Senior School Students’ Achievement in Biology in Osun State, Nigeria

  • Mulkah Adebisi Ahmed University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Rahmah Bukola Ahmed-Zakariyyah University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Aduke Rihanat Ahmed University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

The study examined the influence of internet usage on senior school Biology students’ in Osun Central Senatorial District, Nigeria. This research is a descriptive research of the survey type.  A total number of six hundred (600) students and 20 schools were selected for this study using simple random sampling technique. The instrument used was a researcher’s designed questionnaire. The instrument was validated for data collection by three experts from the Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. The reliability was determined by test-retest method using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and a reliability index of 0.68 was obtained.  Two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance and statistically analyzed using t-test. The first hypothesis was rejected while the second was accepted. The result revealed that access to internet contributes positively to the achievement of biology students, it was further  revealed that student who use internet for academic purpose and those who do not use it for academic purpose perform at almost the same level. It is therefore concluded that internet usage had positive influence on the academic achievement of Biology students but it is not too significant.


Keywords: Achievement, Influence, Scoring Level, Internet

Published
2018-06-25
How to Cite
AHMED, Mulkah Adebisi; AHMED-ZAKARIYYAH, Rahmah Bukola; AHMED, Aduke Rihanat. Influence of Internet Usage on Senior School Students’ Achievement in Biology in Osun State, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 3, n. No. 2, p. 237-241, june 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/314>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2022.