Abstract—This study examines the use of the Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) among University students in Malaysia. The survey approach was used in data collection from a sample population from University Teknologi Malaysia. Fifty undergraduate and post graduate students were sampled at the university library. Results from a multiple regression analysis shows that there is a significant relationship between age, monthly income/allowance of respondents, marital status and rate of calls made and received per day (P<0.05). Gender and mode of study were found to be insignificant (P>0.05). Results from t test equally indicate that the respondents do not vary in their perception on benefits derivable from the use of GSM (t =-.483, P >0.05).Majority of the respondents also agreed that they use GSM to contact their lecturers, course mates, parents, siblings and sending of short message services (SMS).The study conclude with discussions on findings which would be relevant to education policy makers and other interest parties.
Index Terms—Global System of Mobile Communication, rendezvousing, age, Malaysia
A. M. Ajagbe, M. K. B. Ramliy, and C. S. Long are with Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org).S. E. Eluwa is with Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail:email@example.com).E. E. Duncan is with Faculty of Mineral Technology, University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa, Ghana (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).M. C. Wantrudis is with Department of Mathematics and Statistics,Msumbe University,Tanzania (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Akintunde Musibau Ajagbe, Stephen Enyinnaya Eluwa, Edward Eric Duncan, Mohd Khairuddin Bin Ramliy, Choi Sang Long, and Mkomange Claud Wantrudis, "The Use of Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) Among University Students in Malaysia," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 512-518, 2011.