One of the past local studies that is relevant to our research was made way back 2009. I think it has something to help in our current issues about our researches. On December 5, 2009, Mapua Institute of Technology finalized their research named “The effects of Computer Addiction to the Academic Performances of Mapua Institute of Technology First year Students”. It seems like familiar or should I say Same Title but in our research we include Computer Games Addiction and also its effect on academic performance on selected freshmen CCIS students. This research was made by 4 Mapua Students. In their research, they interviewed 16 first year students about study habits and computer addiction.
As the survey results, 11 participants were classified computer addicts. The results of that survey back 2009 showed that computer addicts spends more time playing computer than studying. Their research also concluded that computer addiction have lead students to have a declining grade on their academic performances of first year students in the said University. With the help of this past research, we can make our research stronger and more useful. It will give us more information and ideas that are related to what are the goals we want to achieve.
Philline Kate Vera C. Palaña, Juan Paolo D. Rabacio,Marjorie Maralit, Nidia P.D.C. Andrade. “The-Effects-of-Computer-Addiction-to-the-Academic-Performances-of-Mapua-Institute-of-Technology-First-Year-Students.” 5 December 2009. http://www.scribd.com. <Philline Kate Vera C. PalañaJuan Paolo D. RabacioMarjorie Maralit Nidia P.D.C. AndradeMapua Institute of Technology>.
“Video games will ruin your children’s future”- Cesar Tolentino, a Market Research Analyst and Consultant here in the Philippines. In his blog/ article on http://www.gdap.org.ph, where the title of his featured blog is “Turning the tide: Changing the Filipino Outlook Towards Gaming”. He stated there that “there are cases of overuse and abuse among gamers for online games in the country, we should advocate responsible gaming”. In this case, many students failed in their academic performance because of too much playing or becoming addict in computer games.
He stated also, ” It’s all a matter of mind conditioning. Often those who became so addicted to games and suffered low grades or failures in school also have family problems. Responsible gamers know their priorities. There are actually many valedictorians and dean’s listers who play video and computer games too.” I think this will help us in finding the reason why many students keep playing computer games at all.
Tolentino, Cesar. “features/turning-the-tide-changing-the-filipino-outlook-towards-gaming/.” 6 July 2011. http://www.gdap.org.ph. <http://www.gdap.org.ph/features/turning-the-tide-changing-the-filipino-outlook-towards-gaming/>.