Greener Journal of Social Sciences

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Sobalaje et al

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 5 (2), pp. 042-050, April 2015

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2015 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 291114398

DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJSS.2015.2.291114398

 

Monitoring Employees’ Use of the Internet in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

 

1Sobalaje Adewale Joel, *2Adigun Ganiyu Ojo and

3Arinola Adesoji Adeola

 

1,2,3 Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

E-mails: 1walesoba@ yahoo. com, 3sojirinsola@ yahoo. com

 

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: adiganfoly@ yahoo. com



Abstract


The study investigated how employees’ use of Internet is monitored in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state, Nigeria. The study focused on internet access and use, Internet usage and monitoring, policy on personal use of internet in the institution and implementation of policies. It also examined how Internet is restricted and common Internet misuse problems. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 350 respondents in the institution out of which 290 (82.9%) responded and were used for the analysis. Descriptive and Inferential statistics was used to analyze the data using percentage table and simple regression analysis to test the association between the variables. Findings showed that more than half of the respondents have access to and use Internet for their working activities. It was also revealed that most of employees use Local Area Network and Direct subscriber license / Wide area network as their connection type. The study established that higher percentage of the respondents indicated that monitoring of the use of Internet is not practiced. More so small number of the respondents indicated that the institution have written policy on Internet use. It further revealed that just 3.2% of employee has been dismissed on misuse of institutional web sites. Thus implementation of policy, awareness and compliance with policy is yet to find the right foot in the institution, the study therefore recommended formulation of relevant Internet regulation policy as well as publicizing the policy.

 

Keywords: Internet usage, Internet usage monitoring, Employees, LAUTECH.



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