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A Research Analysis of Online Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and Social Behaviour at University of Ghana (UG), Legon, Accra, Ghana

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Author Nana Yaw Asabere
On Pages 462-472
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 7
Issue Date July, 2012
Publishing Date July, 2012
Keywords Online, Social Networking Sites (SNSs), University of Ghana (UG), Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Internet


University of Ghana is Ghana’s premier university and has a mission to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination in the areas of Business, Science, Technology and Commerce. This paper is a descriptive research which adopts a case study analysis of the perceptions some Bachelor Degree students in University of Ghana have about Online Social Networking Sites (SNSs). The paper also outlines the importance of online SNSs in education. The research methodologies adopted for this paper were literature review and quantitative approaches. Questionnaires were administered to Bachelor Degree students of University of Ghana in order to solicit information about their perceptions on the use of online social networking in their education. Results and outcome of the study revealed that online SNSs are currently being used by students of University of Ghana mostly for a variety of purposes other than education, therefore training of students regarding usage of online SNSs for the purposes of education is required.

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