The study examined digital media as predictor of antisocial behaviour among adolescents’ students in senior secondary schools in Imo State, Nigeria. The study adopted a correlation research design. The Taro Yamen’s formular was used to determine the sample size from the population of study. A sample of 390 Adolescents’ senior secondary school students was drawn from a population of 16.450. A researcher’s structured questionnaire titled “Digital Media as Predictor of Antisocial Behaviour among adolescents’ senior secondary school students in Imo State Nigeria questionnaire (DMAPOABAASSSSINQ) was used to elicit information from respondents for the study. The instrument used was validated by experts in ICT, Educational Guidance and Counseling and Educational Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability of the instrument was determined using test-retest method while Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to calculate reliability index of 0.81. Inferential statistics of Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation was used in analyzing research questions and the hypotheses was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The finding of the study revealed that violent digital movies and social media usage have positive relationship with antisocial behaviour among adolescents’ senior secondary school students in Imo State Nigeria. It was concluded that violent digital movies and social media usage significantly relate with antisocial behaviour among adolescents’ students in senior secondary schools in Imo State Nigeria. It was therefore recommended that extensive and formal media literacy curricula that will include lessons and interactive activities dealing with violent aspects of media production, effects and role of media in adolescents’ lives of students should be incorporated in school experience.
Hillary Wordu, Patience Linus Nwoke, Florence Nwoburuoke Ikezam. Digital media as predictor of antisocial behaviour among adolescents’ students in senior secondary schools in Imo state, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Education and Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 37-41