The Perceived Effects of Internet Usage on Academic Achievement Among Southeast Asian College Students

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Gabby Jed Catane Galgao


This study was conducted in a Southeast Asian University in Thailand to assess the extent of the effect of the perceived effect of internet usage of Southeast Asian college students on their academic achievement. The study involved the participation of students from eight of the ten countries that make up Southeast Asia. The results revealed that the participants in this study perceived that internet usage had little to no effect on their academic achievement.


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