Relationship of online Gaming addiction and study skills and habits of College StudentsJournal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2020-03-20
Authors : Bren C. Bondoc;
Page : 417-421
Keywords : Online Gaming; Online Gaming Addiction; Addiction; Study Habits; Study Skills.;
Online gaming is one of the major trends today and is one of the most common source of entertainment for people specially students. However, it can be addictive and may have negative effect to students. This study described the college students' experiences in online gaming addiction. Also, it described the domains of study skills and habits of college students in terms of attitude, time management, goal setting, class preparation, and exam preparation. Further, it determined the relationships of college students' sex and year level with their online gaming experiences and the domains of study skills and habits. This study used the descriptive method. The researcher circulated a survey questionnaire with Likert-scale responses to a total of 115 college students consisting of 40 male students and 75 female students which year levels are 30 first year, 34 second year, 22 third year and 29 fourth year students. Based on the results of the study, the researcher concluded that college students' experiences in online gaming are as follows: they are not comfortable limiting their game time, they are bored when they do not play online games, they forgot to eat and they have stolen for gaming. However, college students did not necessarily neglect their responsibilities in school. In term of study skill and habits, the researcher concluded that college students have positive attitude to learn new things from school. They can start studying and they can keep it going. They do review practice problems to prepare for their class. Likewise, college students can adjust their study methods in terms of exam preparation. However, it is also concluded that they have on average goal setting plan though they are setting high standards for themselves in school. Furthermore, their sex and year level have nothing to do with their online gaming experiences and their study skills and habits. Same with their online gaming experiences are not associated with their study skills and habits. Since online gaming can be addicting, the researcher recommends that a school intervention should be done for the college students from where their experiences on it are quite alarming. Further study can be conducted focusing on the compulsive and obsessive behaviors of college students in relation to online gaming. Though positive results are present in terms of the study skills and habits of students, it is still recommended to have continuous monitoring not only of their skills and habits but on their academic performance in terms of academic grades, problems and deficiencies.
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