Influence of Facebook Addiction on Study Habits of the Office Administration Students
This study determined the influence of Facebook addiction on study habits of the second year Bachelor of Science in Office Administration students during the second semester, Academic Year 2016-2017 in the College of Business Education of North Luzon Philippines State College, Candon City, Ilocos Sur. The descriptive-comparative-correlational method of research was utilized. The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS) and Study Habits Questionnaire (SHQ) were used as tools in gathering data. The mean, t-test, Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation, and Linear regression were utilized in the treatment of data. Results show that the respondents have a moderate degree of Facebook addiction; the male and female addiction to Facebook differ. There is a high study habit among the respondents and show no significant differences in their profile. Correlation analysis shows that the dimensions of Facebook addiction, namely: salience, tolerance, mood modification, relapse, withdrawal, and conflict are significantly correlated with overall study habits by the respondents which means that there is a direct yet positive correlation between the two variables. Hence, the higher the Facebook addiction, the higher the study habits among the second year BSOA students in the College of Business Education. Linear regression analysis reveals that addiction in using Facebook is a predictor of overall study habits among the BSOA second-year students. It is recommended that the result of this study should inform the students about the effects of Facebook addiction in their studies. An intervention program should be formulated as a means to strengthen the study habits of students.