The International Technology Management Review

Volume 9, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 58 - 63

Exploring the Students’ Attitudes toward Internet Usage for Academic Excellence

Authors
Habibur Rahman*
Institute of Agribusiness and Development Studies, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh
Corresponding Author
Habibur Rahman
Received 12 July 2020, Accepted 27 July 2020, Available Online 17 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200810.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Internet usage, students, academic performance, Dhaka University
Abstract

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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Journal
The International Technology Management Review
Volume-Issue
9 - 1
Pages
58 - 63
Publication Date
2020/08
ISSN (Online)
1835-5269
ISSN (Print)
2213-7149
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200810.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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