Technology Exposure: Its Relationship to the Study Habits and Academic Performance of Students

  • Ronilo G. Berondo Capiz State University-Tapaz Satellite College, Capiz, Philippines
  • Jayson A. Dela Fuente Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Sagay City, Philippines
Keywords: Academic performance, Relationship, Students, Study Habits, Technology exposure


The 21st century emphasizes the role of technology in different facets of life, especially in the educational system, as it serves as a platform for teachers and students in the delivery of effective teaching and learning process. In this perspective, descriptive-correlational research determines the level of technology exposure and its relationship to the study and academic performance in Social Studies subject of the one hundred seventy-four (174) students who were randomly chosen from a total population of six hundred eighty-eight (688) during the School Year 2018-2019 in the three selected public secondary schools in the district of Tapaz West, Schools Division of Capiz, Philippines. The data were gathered using a standardized survey questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics: mean, percentage, frequency count, and standard deviation. For the inferential statistics: t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson r correlation at 0.05 level of significance through the aid of the SPSS software version 27. The study's significant findings revealed that exposure to technology significantly relates to students' study habits. At the same time, it does not significantly relate to their academic performance in Social Studies subjects. The findings suggest that school administrators, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders should ensure that students are properly guided to the right technology platforms to support learning and improve their study habits towards excellent academic achievement.


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Author Biographies

Ronilo G. Berondo, Capiz State University-Tapaz Satellite College, Capiz, Philippines

Dr. Ronilo Gole Berondo, is a Faculty, Research Chairperson, External Services and Linkages Chairman, Teacher Education Research Coordinator, Instructional Materials and Validation Member and Supreme Student Council Adviser of Capiz State University-Tapaz Satellite College, San Julian Tapaz, Capiz Philippines. He is also a part-time graduate school professor, teaching Doctor of Education Students in the same university. He was then a former Faculty and Director Research of Guimaras State College, McLain, Buenavista Guimaras Philippines. A program head of Doctor of Education and a graduate school professor handling curriculum and instruction, educational management, and social sciences subjects.

He was a former Planning Director of the said college from June to December 2020 wherein he was awarded as President’s Awardee. A Principal's Test Passer in 2017. A former Master Teacher I and School Head of Tabon Elementary School, District of Tapaz West, Schools Division of Capiz, Philippines. He had rendered eleven (11) years as DepEd Employee, District Research, LRMDS and Multi-grade Education Coordinator. DepEd Multi-grade Education National Scholar and Writer in Araling Panlipunan. A division, regional and national Resource Speaker and Trainer in Multi-grade and Indigenous Peoples Education. DepEd Region VI (Western Visayas) Member of Technical Working Committe in Research. He was awarded as Outstanding Multi-grade Teacher in 2016, Outstanding Multi-grade Writer in 2017 and Outstanding Grade III Teacher in 2018.

He has two (2) baccalaureate degrees in Bachelor of Elementary Education specialized in Social Studies, Cum Laude. Also awarded as Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year, Student Researcher of the Year, Student Writer of the Year and Singer of the Year in 2006 at Capiz State University and Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Studies in 2019 at Filamer Christian University, Roxas City Philippines. He has obtained two (2) Master's degree in Master of Management major in Educational Management in 2011 and Master of Arts in Social Studies in 2016; and Doctor of Education major in Educational Management in 2014 at Capiz State University. Currently he is pursuing Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Leadership major in Social Science at Iloilo State College of Fisheries, Tiwi Barotac Nuevo Iloilo Philippines.

Jayson A. Dela Fuente, Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology, Sagay City, Philippines

Jayson A. Dela Fuente is a lecturer at Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology in the Philippines. He is pursuing a PhD in instructional leadership education specializing in general science. He holds degrees of MA in Education, specializing in general science with Cum Laude honors, and BS in Education, specializing in physical science. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Research Journal of Science, Technology, Education, and Management (IRJSTEM). As an educator, he teaches physics, forensic chemistry, earth and environmental science, general sciences, and professional education subjects to college students. He published researches in different reputable journals in an International arena which are indexed in SCOPUS, Web of Science (WOS)/Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), and CHED recognized journals in Australia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Iraq, Indonesia, Nigeria, and the Philippines. An Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member, and a Peer Reviewer of International research journal in Greece, United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, Iraq, Mexico, Australia, Middle East, Vietnam, Indonesia, Italy, Ukraine, China, USA, Pakistan, India, and Nigeria. He is an advocate of inclusive education in academia and was awarded as the Philippines “Happiest Person With Disability 2019” by Cebuana Lhullier Incorporated. His research interests include science education, inclusive education, instructional leadership education, pedagogy and teacher education, and technology education


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How to Cite
Berondo, R. G., & Dela Fuente, J. A. (2021). Technology Exposure: Its Relationship to the Study Habits and Academic Performance of Students. Utamax : Journal of Ultimate Research and Trends in Education, 3(3), 125-141.
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