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Learning with Smart Devices: Influence of Technostress on Undergraduate Students’ Learning at University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Kamaldeen K Oladosu, University of Ilorin
Ndaceko J Alasan, University of Ilorin
Emmanuel S Ibironke, University of Ilorin
Hammad A Ajani, University of Ilorin
Taofeeq A Jimoh, University of Ilorin

The wide use of smart devices among students has generated concerns in the last decades. Critical among many others is stress accumulated from the increasing dependency on the use of smart devices, especially among undergraduate students: “technostress.” Observations that prompted this study hypothesized that if technostress is affecting professionals from other walks of life, can students who are digital natives be exempted from the rave? This study adopted a descriptive research design of the survey type, employed a validated researcher-designed questionnaire tagged “USIToL”, with a reliability co-efficient value of 0.73 to elicit responses from the respondents. The participants were 150 multistage sampled undergraduate students across two technology-dependent faculties at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. The findings of the study revealed that as undergraduate students use smart devices, they become technostressed, and this is negatively influencing their learning with the devices. Therefore, this study recommended the need to rework how these devices can be better used to positively affect students’ learning.

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