Abstract-2 (Jan 2021) Rajendra


International Refereed/ Peer Reviewed Journal of Education

Vol. 7 (1) Jan 2021, pp. 09-22, E-ISSN: 2395-7344, P-ISSN: 2320-9526

Title: Internet as Determinant of Study Habits: An Empirical Study

Rajendra Prasad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Education (CIE), University of Delhi-11007, India. E-mail: jareduggu@gmail.com

Article DOI: 10.46704/pol.2021.v07i01.002


The internet is a key factor for social and educational evolution which has changed the pattern and method of learning and education. Therefore, this study is an attempt to determine the influence of the internet on study habits. The descriptive research method was followed. The sample of the study constitutes 704 secondary students which include 352 students using the internet and 352 students not using the internet. Students were selected randomly from schools of West Tripura District under the Tripura Board of Secondary Education. A standardized scale was used to collect the data. This scale has 40 items which are distributed into eight domains of study habits. Concerning the analysis of the data, z-score, mean along with standard deviation were computed. Furthermore, t-test along with analysis of variance were applied to find out the significant difference. The results indicate that internet usage influences study habits because students using the internet had better academic ‘support’ but poor on ‘interaction’ components than students not using the internet. Students who use the internet intending to seek information from the internet for learning activities had better study habits. The teachers who never encourage students to use the internet to search study material possessed the poorest study habits in the correspondence group.

Keywords: Internet, Study Habits, Empirical Study