Abstract—This study determined how Filipino College
students in Lyceum of the Philippines University utilized their
computers, the reasons behind the utilization and the
differences of students enrolled in board and non-board degree
programs in terms of academic performance, health and
behavior and how they differ in their reasons of computer usage,
frequency per week and average hour per day of computer
utilization. Descriptive type of quantitative research method
was used in the study for 1,035 proportionately stratified
randomly selected students from ten (10) different colleges.
Results showed that students enrolled in non-board programs
were spending more time in computer than students in board
programs. For educational purpose is the primary reason of
both groups in computer utilization. However, students from
non-board programs have higher possibility of utilizing the
computer for entertainment purposes than those from the
board programs. Majority of the students enrolled in Board
programs have significantly lower GPAs while those enrolled in
non-board programs have higher possibility of encountering
behavioral problems. One-third of the students were suffering
from negative health effects of computer utilization no matter
long or short they spent time in online and offline activities.
Index Terms—Computer usage, academic performance, behavior, health.
J. M. Laguador is with the College of Engineering in Lyceum of the Philippines University, Batangas City, Philippines (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Jake M. Laguador, "Computer Utilization on Academic Performance, Health, and Behavior of Selected Students Enrolled in Board and Non-Board Degree Programs," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 382-387, 2013.