The correlation between gadget use and opportunities for social interaction of children ages 6 to 10 in private schools in Dasmarinas City, Cavite for S.Y. 2017-2018

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Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy


Social Interaction, Smartphone


The study utilized correlational research design. This study used multistage sampling design. The researchers used the Slovin's formula to determine the sample size . There are a total of 115 respondents in the study. The researchers used a self-made questionnaire, adapted from various questionnaires and references, which utilized close-ended questions and Likert-scale. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used for data analysis. For the type of gadgets, results how that majority of the population uses mobile media devices such as smartphones and tablet devices. for the purpose of gadget use, majority of the population use it for watching TV, DVDs, and videos. For the duration of gadget use, the respondents answered that they use it for an hour and below. Majority of the population always interact with their family members and classmates, and interact sometimes with their neighbors, classmates, teachers, and non-teaching staff. Out of 60 possible relationships, 56.67% has very weak positive correlation. this means that when the duration of gadget use is increased, there is a weak change that opportunities for social interaction will also increase and vice versa. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the respondents accepted the null hypothesis which means that the relationship between gadget use and opportunities for social interaction is not significant.

First Advisor

Bernard John M. Red

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