The Effects of Prolonged
Daily Computer Usage on the Academic
Performance of Physical Therapy Students Batch 2016-2017 in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
An Undergraduate Thesis
Presented to the General Education Department
De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
In Partial Fulfilment
Of the Requirements in Communication
Arts and Skills II
Rodriguez, Don Lance Khristoffer
Sercado, Abigail B.
Statement of the Problem
With today’s technology wherein multimedia equipment are already part of almost every home and where the computer has become necessary tool in today’s education, the unlimited usage of the computers has definitely affected the academic performance of PT students. The purpose of this research is to know the Effects of Internet Usage to the PT Students’ Academic Performance. Universities may take effective measures and encourage students to teach how to evaluate information, to judge what is credible and what is false.
Significance of the Study…
This study will be significant endeavour in knowing the effects of prolonged daily usage of computers on the academic performance of PT students. This study will also be beneficial to other students that use computers in their everyday lives. Moreover, this research will provide knowledge and understanding to the teachers and future researchers.
Scope and Limitation...
This study will be focused on 20 PT Students and will aim to highlight the extent to which online activity can affect academic performance of PT students SY 2012-2013. The scope of effects of prolonged daily computer usage on academic performance of PT students derives a wide scope of related literature that is worth mentioning.
Definition of Terms...
- Also called a “processor”.
- An electronic device designed to accept data and perform mathematical and logical operations and display the results at high speed.
2. PT Students
- The respondents of the research who are currently enrolled as second year Physical Therapy Students Batch 2016 in De La Salle Health Science Institute.
3. Physical Therapy
- A branch of rehabilitative health that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help patients regain or improve their physical abilities. Abbreviated PT.
- Denoting someone who is studying in order to enter a particular profession: “PT student”.
5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- A condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve, which is the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.
Review of Related Literature...
In her book of “Education on the Internet", Jill H. Ellsworth proclaims that the computer is a powerful releaser of emotion, motivation, and engagement for students. A way to communicate around the world, it can make any project more dynamic, and more interesting. Both teachers and students can be invigorated by the freshness and immediacy of the computer. The computer is a good resource, but until there are books and other needed resources the computer is a frill. Access to up-to-date information from around the world may assist in a lesson but Barrett L. Mosbacker expresses concerns when the computer takes on "a messianic quality". If we encourage students to become addicted to continuously get bits of information from it, free of context and logical coherence, they will be ill-equipped for the rational dialog and analysis required for citizens in a civil and literate culture. Modern technology cannot substitute for a thorough reading of the great classics in literature, philosophy, and political history. Being technologically advanced and sophisticated is not the same thing as being literate and civilized. The quality of information on the computer should not be taken at...