Research Publications

Asadu Clement A.

  1. Author:  Clement A. Asadu (Rivers State University of Science and Technology)

Title: An Assessment of The Influence of Unsolicited Gsm Text Messages On The Students of The University of Port Harcourt - © Review Of Communications And Media Studies. 2014. Vol. 1 No. 1


Abstract: Mobile phone, no doubt, is one essential property everyone owns now. It is assumed that in every ten persons eight have at least a mobile phone. It offers the people the opportunity of staying in contact with friends and relations who are separated by distance. It offers privacy and exposes the user to information that concerns him/her. Unfortunately, mobile phone is losing this attribute to unsolicited text messages. Unknown persons through the use of technology generate messages or advertisement, campaign and notifications to send to people. This practice is on the increase on a daily basis. This paper investigated the effect of the mobile phone unsolicited text messages on the students of the University of Port Harcourt. Two research questions were raised to guide the study. Employing the survey research method, the multi-stage sampling technique was employed. At the first stage the purposive sampling technique was used to select 100respondents who were on the MTN network among students across ten faculties. Using quota sampling technique, each faculty of the university got 10 samples, while simple random sampling technique was used to select the individual 10respondents from each faculty. Data were analyzed using simple percentages and tables. The study found that students of the University of Port Harcourt received unsolicited text messages which influenced them greatly.

KEYWORDS: GSM, Mobile phone, Students, Text messages, Unsolicited

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