Effects of Electronic Gadgets in the Academic Perfomance of Senior High School Students
23 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2021
Date Written: November 24, 2020
Technology has played a vital role in educational innovations, providing both teachers and learners options and flexibility in their teaching and learning practice. This descriptive research was designed to find out the effect of electronic gadgets on the academic performance of senior high school (SHS) learners, study habit and level of proficiency in the use of electronic gadgets. This was conducted at four small implementers of SHS in the municipality of Sara, Iloilo. Eighty (80) randomly selected SHS responded on questionnaire-checklist. Mean, Pearson-r and t-test were used to analyze data. Results of the study showed that the effect of electronic gadgets on academic performance of SHS learners was very effective, level of proficiency on use of electronic gadgets was highly proficient, study habit of SHS learners was very good. There were no significant differences in effect of electronic gadgets on the academic performance, level of proficiency on the use of electronic gadgets and study habit of SHS. There was no significant relationships between the effect of electronic gadgets, level of proficiency in the use of electronic gadgets and study habit on the academic performance. Learners are aware on effects, yet responsive and educated about ill effects of gadgets. Educational use of gadgets develops a foundation of good/strong/progressive and effective citizens in the future. Electronic gadgets are beneficial in the schools. Therefore, the principals/school heads should allow learners and teachers use gadgets in class. However, constant reminder should be instigated in the various negative effects of these gadgets.
Keywords: Academic Performance, Educational Innovations, Electronic Gadgets, Senior High School Learners, Study Habit, Teaching and Learning Practice
JEL Classification: I21, I26, I30
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