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Thesis a Project

Thesis a Project

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CHAPTER 1INTRODUCTIONBackground of the Study
The advert of modern technology has made a great impact on the lives of the people. Now, anywhere in the Philippines have internet cafes which children, teenagersand even adults often visit. They visit those internet cafes to rent and use computers.Agoo is one of the towns of Province of La Union here in Philippines. It has 5college schools; one of these is
DMMMSU-SLUC
. It is located in the barangay of Consolacion Agoo, La Union, near from Lourdes Grotto. Internet cafes like Biznis,Curved internet café, Chateau, Rumros, JAVAMAZE internet shop and café, skypetechxonic computer café and many more are around the school. Students always visitthose computer cafes and serve as their rendezvous and hangouts during their free time.For that matter, students tend to be addicted in computer, they stay longer and some arecut and skip there class to be at the internet cafe to play computer games.FarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game develops by Zynga, available as anapplication on the social networking website FACEBOOK. The game allows member of Facebook to manage a virtual farm by planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops,trees, and livestock. Since its launch in June 2009, Farmville has become the most popular game application on facebook with 72,015,037 active users on December 11,2009. (www.answers.com/topic/farmville-facebook )But how these game play? On beginning a farm, the player first creates acustomizable avatar. There are six plots of land, four which are in the process of growingand two (eggplant and strawberry) which are fully grown.
 
The game is based on the market, where item can be purchased: seeds, trees,animals, buildings decorations, vesicles, and more land using coins, the generic money of Farmville which is earned by selling crops, or cash which the player earned at a rate of one dollar per experience level. (www.gamezebo.com/features/social-games/farmville)Many people who used facebook and play FarmVille is thinking whether learninghow to play FarmVille is GOOD or BAD. Some says playing FarmVille on facebook isgood because it is a non-violent and educational computer game which played mainly bythe adult, but it is also a great computer game for the kids. They feel like they are givinga go because it is a popular among adults and so they like
“grown-ups”.
Farmville onfacebook is a game you can let your teens and pre-teens with no worries. It is also a greatalternative to the violent and mindless computer games on line that kids and teenagerslike to play. A good example is the story of one mom, were she stated that, when her two boys got interested in FarmVille, their passion for the violent computer game is replace.She is happy to see her two boys merrily planting, and reaping, buying produces andseeds, expanding their farms and generally become proficient virtual farmer. But other says playing Farmville on facebook is not good, that is because they think the game is boring, have a horrible graphics (it’s like these game is from the 80’s) and if you get tooaddicted, you could, get caught spending your money and time in a game that are notgoing to give you anything in return. Like spending real money to buy game money,weapons, and other thing that help you in the game. Also they think that the game had noobjective, it is pointless. Probably facebook did not make an objective because once thatobjective is reach the game is over and you can not play it anymore.
 
(www.gameolosophy.com/games/farmville-facebook-game-alternative-to-violent-computer-games-for-kids/)
Statement of the Problem
The main objective of this study is to determine the effect of Farmville onthe academic performance of College of Sciences students in Don Mariano MarcosMemorial State University- South La Union Campus, Agoo, La Union. Specifically, itaims to answer the following question:1. What is the personal profile of the participants as to:a. Age b. Civil Statusc. Coursed. Gender e. Year Levelf. Weekly Family Incomeg. Time spent in playing FarmVille2. What is the academic performance of the College of Sciences students in DMMMSU-SLUC, Agoo, La Union?3. What is the relationship between the profile and academic performance of thestudents?4. Is there a significant relationship between the effect of playing FarmVille (good and bad) and academic performance of the College of Sciences students of DMMMSU-SLUC, Agoo, La Union?

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