Exploring the Students’ Attitudes toward Internet Usage for Academic Excellence
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- Internet usage, students, academic performance, Dhaka University
The Internet is being widely used as an educational tool with numerous potentials. The students who use the Internet for academic purposes especially they can gain more knowledge and enhance cumulative grade point average. The aim of the study is to explore the students’ attitudes toward Internet usage for academic excellence. A cross-sectional survey questionnaire was used to collect data from 150 students at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. The study used descriptive statistics to analyze the collected data through the Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The results of the study identified that 94% of the students use the Internet and only 6% of the students do not use the Internet currently. The study also determines that the majority (59.33%) of the students use the Internet for both academic and non-academic purposes. In addition, a vast majority of the students agree that Internet usage increases their academic performances greatly. The findings suggest that policymakers should invest more in information technology to ensure Internet facilities for 24 h a day so that students can easily access the Internet anytime for completing their academic and research work. Moreover, the study identifies future research areas that provide scholars opportunities to push theoretical and empirical boundaries and offer further insights into the study of students’ attitudes toward Internet usage.
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TY - JOUR AU - Habibur Rahman PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08 TI - Exploring the Students’ Attitudes toward Internet Usage for Academic Excellence JO - The International Technology Management Review SP - 58 EP - 63 VL - 9 IS - 1 SN - 1835-5269 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200810.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200810.001 ID - Rahman2020 ER -