The Influence of Teen Computer Usage on Academics and Spirituality
The study investigated the influence of technology usage on students’ academic performance and spirituality. A total of 166 respondents participated in this study from three different schools in the Philippines. Respondents answered a spirituality questionnaire and detailed the time they spent on technology usage. Results showed that there was no direct significant relation between technology usage and academic performance; however, computer ownership did have a significant negative impact on student grades. In identifying the relation between technology usage, spirituality and academic performance, the results show that 22% of variance in academic performance is explained by spirituality which is negative. It was found that technology usage had an indirect influence on academic performance through spirituality.