Effects of Computer Addiction to the Interpersonal Relationship of the Students

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The Effects of Computer Addiction to the Interpersonal Relationship of the College Computer Studies Students Jervy Centeno Donn Geo Dimayacyac Leah Janina Duran Charmaine Marinduque Camille G. Santiago Mr. Jonathan Roque Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Chapter 1: The Problem and Its Background Introduction Computer addiction can have a variety of negative effects on a person. The most immediate are social. The user withdraws from friends and family as he spends more and more time on the computer. Relationships begin to wither as the user stops attending social gatherings, skips meetings with friends and avoids family members to get more computer time. Even when they do interact with their friends, users may become…show more content…
It became more common to see computers in homes and businesses during the 1980s. This change meant more people were using computers, and more people were becoming addicted to computer use. The idea of computer addiction became more pervasive in the 80’s, and because of the social atmosphere of the time, there was widespread use of drug and addiction metaphors describing obsessive use of computers (Reed, 2002, p. 137). In fact, the PC is sometimes referred to as the “LSD of the 1980s” (Elmer-DeWitt, 1993, p. 63). This research discusses about the effects, its signs and symptoms, of computer addiction to interpersonal relationship of the students and how they can get balance back in their online life. Statement of the Problem This research aims to expose the effects of computer addiction to student’s interpersonal relationship. The problems were: 1. What are the demograpchic profiles of the problem? a) Age b) Gender c) Marital Status d) Family Income 2. What are their reasons in using computers? 3. How often do they use their computers? 4. How many hours do they spend every time they use their computer? 5. Where do they usually use a computer? 6. How many peers/friends a student has in real life and online? 7. What are the effects of computer addiction to the interpersonal relationship of the CCS students? Objectives of the Study 1. To determine the demographic profiles of the problem. 2. To
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