An Assessment and Usage of Mobile Phones among the Secondary School Students : A Case Study of Kibiti District.

Mgaya,, Mwita Maro (2020) An Assessment and Usage of Mobile Phones among the Secondary School Students : A Case Study of Kibiti District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study was conducted in Kibiti District council at four secondary schools. The main purpose of the study was to assess the access and the usage of mobile phones among the secondary school students. The data collection was guided by three specific objectives focused on the purposes of students in secondary schools owning mobile phone; how secondary school students get mobile phone for their daily uses and how students managed to recharge credits to mobile phones. The quantitative research approach was applied by using survey research design. The data obtained from primary sources of information by using questionnaires and interview, where total of 105 respondents involved who obtained through simple randomly and purposively sampling. The cross-sectional research design and purposive sampling were used to obtain the sample. The collected data were coded and analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) computer program. The study ended up with various practical results. These results specifically revealed that the students were have access on mobile phone, whereby they are accessing them highly while at home than at school environment. Apart from accessibility of mobile phone the study finding also revealed the results on purpose of using cell phones; it revealed that students were mostly using mobile phone in non-academic matter such as charting with friends, communicating with parents and others, whereby parents viewed as the main champions on facilitating students to use phones. However, the researcher recommended on the further study that will involve parents on identifying the courses of highly differences in mobile phone uses among the school while at their home compared at school environment. Keywords: Assessment, mobile phones, usage.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 09:09
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 09:09

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