Computer Gamers Academic Performance in a Technological State College in Leyte, Philippines

Abstract

This study was conducted in order to provide a point of reference information on the academic performance of computer gamer students of PIT-Tabango Campus. A total of 82 identified computer gamer students enrolled across all levels and across all the programs offered in Palompon Institute of Technology-Tabango Campus for the school year 2015-2016 were involved in the study. It uses secondary data in the form of grades reflected in the student prospectus; likewise, a questionnaire was utilized in satisfying the research inquiries. Based on the evaluative measures set by the school, results showed that an astonishing sixty (62) percent of the gamers were good performers in the academe. Twelve (12) percent were having an incomplete grade within the entire school year and seven (7) percent were dropped out of school during the second semester. Based on the findings of the study, it was revealed that being a computer gamer may affect the students’ academic performance negatively if; a gamer plays too much (more than four hours a day), a gamer plays too often (more than four times a week), and a gamer plays until late night (10 to 12 midnight). Researchers recommended an in-depth study to include factors that were not embraced in the study, so as to help those computer gamers who have low performance in the academe.

Author Biographies

Charles Lumbay, Palompon Institute of Technology - Tabango Campus: Tabango, Leyte, Philippines

Charles Lumbay is currently pursuing Master in Technology Education-Industrial Education, and a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education machine shop technology in Palompon Institute of Technology, Palompon, and Leyte, Philippines. He is currently the On-the-Job Training Officer, StudentOrganization Coordinator, and Research Coordinator for Technology Education in PIT-Tabango Campus

Christian Caben M. Larisma, Palompon Institute of Technology-Tabango-Campus, Tabango, Leyte, Philippines

Christian Caben M. Larisma was born at Leyte, Philippines on July 06, 1988. He is about to fininshed his Master’s Program at Palompon Institute of Technology in Masters of Arts in teaching major in Mathematics. He finished his Bachelor’s degree BEED-BSED major in Mathematics at Leyte Normal University. He is presently connected with Palompon Institute of Technology – Tabango Campus as an Instructor. Mr. Larisma is a member of Philippine Association of Researcher- SSU (PAR- SSU) and licensed mathematics instructor. He presented some papers in the international conference held in the Philippines, the “2nd International Multidisciplinary Research Conference” sponsored by PAIR.

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Published
2017-04-01
How to Cite
LUMBAY, Charles; LARISMA, Christian Caben M.; CENTILLAS JR., Catalino L.. Computer Gamers Academic Performance in a Technological State College in Leyte, Philippines. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 6, p. 41-49, apr. 2017. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2017.6.2S.41.49>. Date accessed: 19 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2017.6.2S.41.49.
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