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Saint Paul College Foundation, INC.
Mandaue Branch

Research on
Computer addiction among 3rd year and 4th year students of St. Paul College Foundation INC

Jason A. Labaya
Jed C. Gorgonio
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements in English IV
High School Department
St. Paul College Foundation INC
Feb.21, 2011
The research paper attached hereto, entitled
“Computer addiction among 3rd year and 4th year students of St. Paul College Foundation INC”, prepared and submitted by Jason Labaya and Jed Gorgonio, in partial fulfillment of the requirements in English IV is hereby accepted.



The researchers wish to express their deepest gratitude and warmest appreciation to the following people, who, in any way have contributed and inspired the researchers to the overall success of the undertaking: To Marvin Marilao for his guidance and support in the duration of the study.

To our friends, who have been unselfishly extending their efforts and understanding.
To our parents who have always been very understanding and supportive both financially and emotionally.
And above all, to the Almighty God, who never cease in loving us and for the continued guidance and protection.

The Researchers

This paper describes the effects of computer addiction to the academic performance of the third and fourth year students of Saint Paul College Foundation, INC. Due to the fast advancement of technology nowadays, third year and fourth year students were getting involved with the use of computer. With this trend, many students were developing too much dependency towards the computer (Kovach, 2001). Being too much dependent in computer is called computer addiction. Computer addiction has affected the study habits of the third and fourth year students. The computer programs that were invented were the reason why students were easily hooked with the computer.32 students of Saint Paul College Foundation, INC. Were surveyed about study habits and computer addiction. Luckily there no computer addicts among the students that we surveyed.

i. Title page
ii. Approval Sheet
iii. Acknowledgement
I. Introduction
Background of the Study
Timeline of Computer Addiction
Statement of the problem
The effects of computer addiction
Significance of the study
Scope and Delimitation of the Study

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 (Lowinson, 2005). This is the most common addiction being observed by the researchers to the teenagers who are in third and fourth year at Saint Paul College Foundation, INC. Computer games, cyber sex, 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 (Deverensky & Gupta, 2004). 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. That’s why the researchers believe that...
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