IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 5, May 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Rose Atoni, Phillip Ipat, Paul Ogula
Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. This study investigated on the influence of students’ socio-economic background on social media use in Turkana Central Sub County. The study was guided by the following research questions; what is the socio-economic background of secondary school students in Turkana Central Sub county Kenya. The study was guided by Media Dependency theory and employed causal comparative design. Stratified simple random sampling was used to get the sample size. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Validity was determined by consulting experts. Test and retest method was used to determine reliability. Data analysis was through the use of frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. The hypothesis was tested using ANOVA. The finding was that there is a significant relationship between students’ socio-economic background and use of social media. The study recommends that parents should share with children on negative effect of social media, how it affects behaviour and academic achievements.