Statement of the Problem and Sources – Updated

The Relationship Between the Number of Hours of Computer Usage and Attention Span Towards Class Discussion of Second Year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Students of University of the Philippines – Cebu College (A.Y. 2011 – 2012)
Statement of the Problem
             The study aims to determine the relationship between the number of hours spent in using the computer and how it affects the degree of attention span towards class discussion of second year Computer Science students A.Y. 2011-2012.
                     Specifically, this study aims to:
1. To know the significance of having a high level of attention span.
2. To evaluate the disadvantages and advantages of having a low level of attention span.
3. To recognize direct effects of computer to student’s attention.
4. To identify other factors that may/might have caused other effects on attention span.
Research Paper
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