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The Effect of Computer Games/ Social Networking Sites

in the Study Habits of the Students of CAA National High


School-Main

Researched by:

John Reinz R. Mariano

CAA National High School-Main


Las Piñas City

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The researcher would like to acknowledge the following persons who highly contributed

in the said research: first of all God for giving me the strength and ideas for this research, my

English teacher, Mr. Henry Garcia, to my friends who gave me advises and support, to my

adviser Mr. Benjamin Albao and to my beloved principal, Mr. Ricardo B. De Los Santos

DEDICATION

The researcher want to dedicate this research to the students that will contribute my

parents and other parents, my love ones that gave us inspiration to do this research. The

researcher will also dedicate this research to the other researchers that will become their

reference in case they have the same concept and ideas like them.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Acknowledgement ................................................ 2

II. Dedication ................................................ 2

III. Table of Contents ................................................ 3

IV. Chapter I Introduction ……………………………… 4

a. Statement of the Problem ……………………………… 5

b. Theoretical Framework ……………………………… 6

c. Conceptual Paradigm ……………………………… 7

d. Hypothesis ……………………………… 8

e. Scope and Limitations ...……………………………. 8

f. Significance of the Study ................................................ 8

g. Definition of Terms ................................................ 9

V. Chapter II. Review of Related Literatures ........................ 10

VI. Reference/ Bibliography ................................................ 12

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CHAPTER I

I.I INTRODUCTION

Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard

Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use TCP) to serve

billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private,

public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by

a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an

extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-

linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support

email.

A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on

facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example,

share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service

consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of

additional services. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to

interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Online community services are

sometimes considered as a social network service, though in a broader sense, social network

service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are

group-centered. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and

interests within their individual networks.

The researcher aims to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of playing

computer games and/or social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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I.II STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The researcher wants to know the following:

1. The profile of the students in terms of:

a. Year Level f. Status in life

b. Age g. Availability of the Computer

c. Gender h. Knowledge of using a computer

d. General Average

e. Free Time

2. How often they spend their time in surfing the net? In studying?

3. What computer game/s/ social networking site/s they visited the most?

4. How the computer game/s/ social networking site/s affect the study habits of the

students?

5. In case of absence of computer in home, how much money they spend in surfing the net/

playing computer games?

6. How families can influence the students to his / her studies?

7. What are the advantages/ disadvantages of computer gaming?

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I.III THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

According to buzzle.com the advantages of internet are: (a) Faster Communication: the

foremost target of Internet has always been speedy communication and it has excelled way

beyond the expectations, (b) Information Resources Information is probably the biggest

advantage that Internet offers, and (c) Entertainment it is another popular reason why many

people prefer to surf the Internet. And the disadvantages are: (a) Theft of Personal Information

if you use the Internet for online banking, social networking or other services, you may risk a

theft to your personal information such as name, address, credit card number etc. (b)

Spamming refers to sending unwanted e-mails in bulk, which provide no purpose and needlessly

obstruct the entire system, (c) Pornography is perhaps the biggest disadvantage of the Internet,

and (d) Virus Threat, users are often plagued by virus attacks on their systems. Virus programs

are inconspicuous and may get activated if you click a seemingly harmless link.

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I.IV CONCEPTUAL PARADIGM

INPUT PROCESS OUTPU


 Students  Make a time plan  The
Profile for the student student
 Age that makes him/
 Gender her balance his/
balance
 Gen. her time in her tim
Average studying and in studying
 Status in surfing. in p
life computer

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I.V HYPOTHESIS

The researcher wants to know if computer games/ social networking sites like Facebook is

highly affect the study habits of the students of CAANHS-Main based on the time schedule of

the students. Computer games/ social networking sites affect the study habits of the students;

they are not just balancing their time in playing than in studying.

I.VI SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS

This study covers the two important factors; first, the effect of computer games in the

study habits of the students, and second is how they balance their time in studying and in

playing computer games/ surfing the net.

The researcher will do this by surveying the students of our school to determine which

they’re prefer most. The survey will done three sections per year level of our school, the cream

sections, and the mentally challenged section (VII-Archangels, Hills of Rome, Septuagint, II-

Testaments, Trees of Eden and Sides, III- Musketeers, Kings and Triads, and IV- Evangelists,

Elements and Truths)

I.VII SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

This study will help students to balance their time in studying. They may use their time

properly. They may save money and use it in important matters like for their project and not

wasted in not important games.

For the parents, they can control their children in playing computer by making a schedule

for their own good. Vacant time can have their bonding for their family. For the school including

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the teachers, they will have a satisfaction because there will be a lessen number of students with

low grades and low scores in the test. And the achievement level will go up.

I.VIII DEFINITION OF TERMS

1. SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE - is an online service, platform, or site that

focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relation among people

who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.

Ex. E-mail

2. COMPUTER - A device that computes, especially a programmable electronic machine

that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores,

correlates, or otherwise processes information.

3. INTERNET - is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the

standard Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use

TCP) to serve billions of users worldwide.

4. THEFT - is the taking of another person's property without that person's permission

or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.

5. SPAM - is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages,

especially advertising, indiscriminately.

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CHAPTER II REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

1. What is computer addiction?

Internet Addiction, otherwise known as computer addiction, online addiction, or internet

addiction disorder (IAD), covers a variety of impulse-control problems, including:

 Cybersex Addiction – compulsive use of Internet pornography, adult chat rooms, or adult

fantasy role-play sites impacting negatively on real-life intimate relationships.

 Cyber-Relationship Addiction – addiction to social networking, chat rooms, and

messaging to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life

relationships with family and friends.

 Net Compulsions – such as compulsive online gaming, gambling, stock trading, or

compulsive use of online auction sites such as eBay, often resulting in financial and job-

related problems.

 Information Overload – compulsive web surfing or database searching, leading to lower

work productivity and less social interaction with family and friends.

 Computer Addiction – obsessive playing of off-line computer games, such as Solitaire or

Minesweeper, or obsessive computer programming. (helpguide.org)

2. Treatment Outcomes with Internet Addicts

A total of 114 clients were evaluated. Demographically, 42% of clients were women and

58% of clients were men. Mean age for males and females were quite similar, 38 and 46,

respectively. 84% were Caucasian, 5% were African-American, and 11% were of Asian

descent,

28% held a masters degree or doctorate, 61% held a four-year bachelors degree, and

11% had earned a high school diploma. (Dr. Kimberly S. Young)


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3. Intervention for pathological and deviant behavior within an online community

Traditional abstinence models of addiction are not practical interventions as Internet use has

several academic and professional benefits. The focus of treatment should consist of moderation

and controlled use (Young, in press). In this relatively new field, outcome studies are not yet

available. However, based upon individual practitioners who have seen Internet addicted subjects

and prior research findings with other addictions, several techniques to treat Internet addiction

have been developed: (a) practice the opposite time in Internet use, (b) employ external stoppers,

(c) Set goals, (d) abstain from a particular application, (e) use reminder cards, (f) develop a

personal inventory, and (g) enter individual therapy or a support group. The list is not

comprehensive, but addresses the major interventions utilized within the experimental on-line

consultation service. (Dr. Kimberly Young)

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Young, Kimberly. (2007) Treatment on Internet Addiction. Cyber Psychology & Behavior.

Vol. 10, No. 5; pp. 671-679.

Young, K & Suler, J. (2007) Intervention for pathological and deviant behavior within an online

community. American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA, August,

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm

http://www.en.wikipedia.com/

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