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COMPUTER ADDICTION: Effects to academic performance of college students.

Research Paper for I.T.
PTCI

Submitted to:

Irene Joy B. Pablico

Prepared by:

Lucky E. Llemos

March 2013

Introduction
Technology 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 so used to have technology around them. However, while having these computers that make life easier, 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 by these teenagers, they will develop a kind of addiction which is now commonly called computer addiction. Computer addiction is defined as such a strong involvement with a machine or what can be displayed on it that the usual criteria for impairment through addiction are met. Computer games, cybersex, cyber relationship, internet gambling and information overload are the causes why students are being addicted to computer. These are the most common things that they do when they are in front of a computer. These causes can affect the academic performance of the students. There are high rate of failure and dropout rate of the students. The nearby computer shops trigger the students to be easily hooked in computer use. There are lots of students that develop bad habits in their computer use that cause so many problems in their study. They spend large amount of time in front of the computer doing unnecessary things like: visiting porn sites, watching pornographic videos/images, involving in a cyber-relationship, involving in information overload, addiction to computer games and doing net compulsions instead of studying.

Based on the information that is gathered from the survey, there are a lot of students doing their homework at the same time, tend to involved in a cyber-relationship through...
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