Academic Performance and the Use of Internet as a Form of Entertainment

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The Correlation of the Academic Performance of the Senior Students and the Use of Internet as a Form of Entertainment

Chapter I
The Problem and Its Scope

Background of the Study

Now, almost three decades on from the internet’s first inception, the World Wide Web has become a mandatory entertainment sourcing tool. Having been involved with the internet since its infancy, Splash (which is older than Google) had the good fortune to observe the web evolve, to the point that there is now a whole generation of people whom would not know life without it. Despite this, there are still people of my own generation whom have not ventured into the full workings of cyber land, and as a result, miss out on a huge chunk of modern life.

Furthermore, the internet has probably become the dearest friend to people. People cannot even imagine their life without it. It has starched its acceptance in every single part of their lives; from film to music, from education to politics, from child birth to terrorism all the subjects can be known and share out with the help of that magical “www”. It is a literary web that is widely spread all over the world. The internet is too strong to avoid. The fast and easy access makes it more desirable to all. It is the key source of information no matter what the subject people are looking for. Now there are thousands of uses of internet but mostly it is used for three purposes. Those are for education or knowledge, spreading information and for entertainment; now people can subdivide these two into millions. Keeping in mind the worldwide effect of internet some like to use it as a very effective platform of promoting or spreading their ideas, requirements or information through net.

Now come to another use of internet that is entertainment. This segment is really vast and a little bit confusing as for various people the definition of entertainment is distinct. Different types of people use internet for entertainment but in different manners. Some people play, listen to music, watch movies while others watch sports and do social networking. Watching favorite YouTube videos is one of the most popular systems of entertainment through internet. Actually in this modern age of hurry usually people do not have enough time to go to the cinema halls and watch movies along with their family or friends. So people like to choose the internet for such leisure (

Theoretical Background
Bandura suggested in his observational learning theory that the environment is one of the causal factors contributing to human behavior as he labeled this concept as reciprocal determinism. The world and a person’s behavior affect each other. And he went a step further, and then began to look at personality as an interaction among the environment. This psychological process consists of the ability to entertain images in the mind. Based on the belief that important psychological process and issues had not been completely dealt with by earlier theorists, Bandura & Walters (1963) began to present another view, originally referred to as observational learning. This theory discussed the human learning that takes place as individuals abstract information from observing the behavior of others, abstracting information from these observations, make decisions about which of these behaviors to adopt, and later perform the selected behaviors. The theory lists several social cognitive factors that influence learning such as the capacity to use symbols and engage in form and intentional actions.

Through the use of symbols, an individual can translate observations into internal models that can guide future actions, and can be used to test out possible courses of action before actual performance.

Bandura bases his theory on the acquisition of complex behaviors on a triangular diagram illustrating the interactive effect of various factors. These three...
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