THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY TO STUDENTS’ LIFESTYLE AND STUDY HABITSAbstract
This research study aimed to determine and identify all the possible positive and negativeeffects of using computer technology to the lifestyle and study habits of college students, particularly freshmen students in the nursing and information technology
departments in Saint
Specifically, this study determined the different negative factors that affect a student’s level of competency in terms of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Also, it determinedmajor reasons why students use computer technology in their daily lives.Findings from the study indicate that using computer technology makes daily livingeasier for students when it comes to finishing their tasks and completing their school projects.We found out that most students use the computer to communicate with their parents andrelatives who live abroad and to visit educational websites like wikipedia.org to help them intheir school works and assignments.It also presents data gathered from the level 1 SMU students that they use computer not just to do their research projects, but also to entertain their selves by playing computer gameslike DOTA and counter strike. The data also shows that the student ’
s use the computer in signingup to social networking sites so that they can chat with friends be updated daily on what is goingon around.The gathered data and results confirmed that using computer technology is a factor thatdistracts or steals away the attention and focus of students in their studies as some students
agreed with our statement that while computer is helpful in many ways, it is also a reason whythese students tend to escape from classes just to play computer games and signing up to socialnetworking sites instead of attending their classes and studying.But, majority of the results that were gathered presents that most students agree thatcomputer technology is a good friend...
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