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The Effects of Computer Addiction to the Academic Performances of Mapua Institute of Technology First Year Students

The Effects of Computer Addiction to the Academic Performances of Mapua Institute of Technology First Year Students



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Computer Addiction iRunning Head: Computer AddictionThe Effects of Computer Addiction to the Academic Performances of Mapua Institute of Technology First Year StudentsPhilline Kate Vera C. PalañaJuan Paolo D. RabacioMarjorie Maralit Nidia P.D.C. AndradeMapua Institute of Technology
Computer Addiction iiAbstractThis paper describes the effects of computer addiction to the academic performance of the firstyear Mapua Institute of Technology students. Due to the fast advancement of technologynowadays, first year students were getting involved with the use of computer. With this trend,many students were developing too much dependency towards the computer (Kovach, 2001).Being too much dependent in computer is called computer addiction. Computer addiction hasaffected the study habits of the first year students. The computer programs that were inventedwere the reason why students were easily hooked with the computer.16 first year students of Mapua Institute of Technology were surveyed about study habitsand computer addiction. 11 participants were classified as computer addicts. Result shows thatcomputer addicts spend more time playing with the computer than studying. Thus more failingcourses were noted with addicts than non-addicts. The researchers concluded that computer addiction leads to a decline in the academic performances of first year Mapua Institute of Technology.
Computer Addiction iiiTABLE OF CONTENTSPage Number TITLE PAGEiABSTRACTiiTABLE OF CONTENTSiiiLIST OF APPENDICESiiiINTRODUCTION1-2BODY2-10CONCLUSION10-11REFERENCES12-14APPENDICES15-31LIST OF APPENDICESAppendix A: Interview Questions15Appendix B: Survey16-31Computer Addiction 1Technology has developed so much that it is almost crucial to have electronic devices particularly the personal computers at home, school, internet café, etc. Teenagers have gotten soused to have technology around them. However, while having these computers that make lifeeasier, comfortable, and handy at most of the times, it could also have negative effects on their lives particularly in their studies when used too much. When these computers are used too much

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