Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556


Stress and Frustration Effects on Use of ICT for Research by Undergraduates in Ogun State, Nigeria

Adebayo Muritala Adegbore, Oyefesobi Sigis Adeniji and Kazeem Adeshina

Purpose: This study was carried out to reveal the effects of stress and frustration on use of information and communication technology for research by undergraduates of selected universities in Ogun State. The study focused on stress and frustration effects on research when the student uses ICT for research.
Design: Three universities were selected for the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study and structured questionnaire was used to collect data from two hundred and fifty (250) undergraduates using random sampling technique.
Findings: The study found out that distance between students’ residential areas and ICT centers is responsible for stress and frustration among the undergraduate students which results in lack of interest by the user to continue using ICT. The study concluded that Stress and frustration has significant effect on students in the use ICT for research and recommended that there is need to create conducive environment for students and guide the students in the proper ways of getting the best from the ICT infrastructures .