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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION A. Background of the Study Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational institution where the final stage of a teenager and beginner youth derives knowledge through learning. A secondary school student is expected to be preparing for his/her first school leaving certificate and should be ready to pass must relevant subjects with honors. The secondary school students are those students of post-primary studies or as described above. It is at this stage of academics that students lay the foundation of their future. (http://patrickmoving.blogspot.com/2011/01/effects-of-mobile-phone-on-students-of.html) Modern mobile phones also support many additional services, and accessories, such as SMS (or…show more content…
Equipped with this information, they will be able to understand, educate and give apt advice in order to breed respected and responsible members of the community. The Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) students will be benefited by the results of this study. They will have a criterion as to whether their knowledge is adequate, their attitude and practices in using mobile phones. The findings will guide them in terms of their limitations or boundaries. D. Scope and Delimitation This study focuses on students who have mobile phones. Every student has its way of using their phones. This study aims to know the usage of mobile phones and its effects. The study does not cover any other student who doesn’t have a mobile phone and not part of the Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) curriculum; the network used and the brand of the mobile phone of the respondent. E. Materials and Methods This research employs a descriptive method since the research emphasizes on the advantages and disadvantages of mobile addiction to student’s academic performance. Surveys were used in conducting the research to be able to describe best topic. To provide enough information, the questionnaires were based on the statement of the problem. Survey results were tallied. Information relevant to the study were gathered from several reference materials, research sources such as books, newspapers, magazines and other online


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