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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Problem and its Setting

Introduction 1

State of the Problem and Research Questions 4

Significance of the Study 6

CHAPTER 2: Review of Related Literature

Literature Review 8

Discussion of Literature by Themes 10

Underpinning Theory 265

Research Paradigm 287

CHAPTER 3: Research Design and Methodology

Specific Method and Research Design 2928

Respondents of the Study 3029

Instruments and Procedures 310 2

References 36


Letter of Permission to Use Standardized Questionnaire

Letter of Approval to Use Standardized Questionnaire


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Research Questions:

1. What are the major psychosocial concerns of the students and their related

2. What are the psychosocial concerns of the students and related behaviour of
respondents in terms of:

2.1 Social factors

2.3 Personal factors

2.3 Academic factors

2.4 Financial factors

2.5 Others

3. What is the significant relationship between demographic profile and

psychosocial concerns and related behaviours of the respondents?

4. Based on the findings of the study, what possible contents to include in designing a
mobile application prototype?