THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Many studies show that college students’ academic performance and study habits are related (Tope, 2011). However, most colleges and universities indicate that most student are not achieving well as expected (Disney, 2003). One cited reason is their lack of developed learning strategies or study habits. Hence, these students are affected emotionally and may not be interested in learning more due to pressures created by inefficient learning styles and habits. Study habits are actions or manners that enable students to learn independently. It may require time and management. It is an adopted way or style that a student may plan to do private readings, reflect and understand lessons to attain mastery of the subject. According to Azikiwe (as cited by Tope, 2011) good study habits are good assets to learners because it assists students to attain mastery in areas of specialization and consequent excellent performance, while opposite constitute constraints to learning and achievement leading to failure. Developing productive study habits may greatly determine students’ success in taking examinations, earning a degree and completing assignments on time. By nature, habits are regular automatic tasks. With a regular study habit, the pain and struggle of trying to motivate oneself to study can greatly reduce the amount of stress during exam time as developing self-awareness will improve effective study techniques that will work for a particular learning style (Joseph,2009). Effective study habits are essential for success in college (Gates, 2005). When it comes to studying for a test in college you will find that you are basically left to study on your own. Some classes do not review for a test they expect you to have been following the course so far and taking notes. You will see that in college the notes you take will depend on what you think is important. In addition, listening is very important when it comes to study habits. Good listening is an active process and requires concentration. The good listener is constantly thinking, evaluating and drawing conclusion. Improving one’s listening habits and skills will improve school work (Gates, 2005). Studying and maintaining good study habits will help students’ learn their lessons well and succeed. Conversely, poor study habits will make it harder for them to excel in their course work. Social Networking is one of the latest phenomenons that make the whole wideworld cling to it. It has brought about changes in terms of communication. It alsocreates positive and negative impact in the lifestyle of billions of people most particularlyto the younger generation. Social networking site helps develop both intrapersonal andinterpersonal aspect of an individual. It unlocks the curiosity of an individual on what islife and what is it all about.It may aid people in their academic life just like how it supports a firm and acountry in its economical, political, societal and spiritual aspects. On the other hand, itstill inculcates negative effects that have been wide-spreading throughout the world.Considering the awaiting destruction in the diverse facets of life of an individual, in hiscommunity and even his country.This study will be conducted in Meycauayan College, City of Meycauayan, Bulacan where weselected students from different year level of BSCS to pre-determine the perceivedeffects of social networking sites on the study habits of the students Bachelor of Science in Computer Science atMeycauayan College.
Statement of the Problem
This study intended to find out the effect of the social networking sites to the study habits of BSCS students. It also aimed to answer the following questions:
1. What is the demographic profile of the respondents in terms of: A. Age;
C. Year Level;
D. Time allotted for using social networking site;
E. Time allotted for studying.
2. What are the perceived effects of social...