The Impact of Internet use on Study Habits of Higher Secondary Students

Lajwanti ., Ashish Paliwal

Abstract


In the present study an attempt has been made to know impact of internet use on study habits of higher secondary students. The sample consisted 480 (240 boys and 240 girls) studying in various secondary schools of Agra city in India were selected by using purposive sampling method. Self developed S.H.I.C.S. was used to know the study habits of higher secondary students. Through this tool study habits of students from eight areas are studied: Comprehension, Concentration, Task-Orientation and Sets, Interaction, Drilling, Writing, Supports and Recording. For the analysis and interpretation of the data, descriptive and inferential modes of treatments were adopted. CR-test and 3-way ANOVA were applied for testing the significance of Hypotheses. The results revealed that study habits of internet users and non-users differ significantly and users are found better. While Interaction effect of sex, stream of education and internet use/non-use on study habits was found insignificant i.e. these variables have no combined effect on study habits of higher secondary students.

Keywords: Study habits, internet use, secondary students.


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