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The Effects Of The Internet Towards Students' Study Habits

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Aaron Sumayo

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The Effects Of The Internet Towards Students' Study Habits
Review of Related Literature
Participants were mainly DLSU college students disregarding year level and course as they were irrelevant variables. Thirty respondents will be given the questionnaire. It will be given in person at places where it is convenient for the respondents.
Review of Related Literature
Longworth, N. (2011, September 25). Internet use
affects study habits. University Chronicle. Retrieved
October 15, 2013, from http://www.universitychro-
Thesis Statement
There is a necessity to distinguish the positive and negative
Research Questions
1. How does the internet help students in their academic activities?
effects of the world wide web towards
the studying habits of Filipino, college
students from De La Salle University.
2. Are students aware of the cons of using the internet for academic activities?
3. Which effect weighs more, the positive or the negative?
Mokhtari, K., Reichard, C., & Gardner, A. (2009). The impact of in-
ternet and television use on the reading habits and practices
of college students. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy,
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A research regarding the impact of ICT on students' study habits shows that three-fourths of the respondents have a positive attitude towards the use of information and communication technologies due to multiple reasons (2010). One of which is that it is much easier to access information through the use of such. This claim can be supported by another study conducted in Pakistan, wherein 72% of male respondents and 80% of female respondents say that the internet is a great source of updated information (2013).
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and adjustment of higher secondary students. International Journal
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The researchers utilized a survey questionnaire to gather the information needed. In the first part of the questionnaire the participant was asked a series of questions pertaining to his / her activities
However, related articles pointed out that although the use of the internet is easier and more convenient for students, distractions often tend to push them away from their academic duties. These so-called distractions come in the form of social networking sites, which have become widely popular during the recent years,
especially in the world of young adults (2011). It is because sites like Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and the like are great sources of entertainment and, in a way, stress relievers. Though oftentimes, students spend a lot of their time on these sites, which can have a negative effect on the students' academic performance.
The researchers will use a quantitative method to gather the information needed. This method will be used because it is more beneficial for the researchers as they are looking for figurative facts.
involving the internet whether it be academic or non academic. The second part of the questionnaire inquired of the opinion of the participants towards certain aspects of using the internet. Majority of the questions utilized a Likert Scale.
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