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Educational screen time and the academic performance of grade 6 students in Bubukal Elementary School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Volume: 147  ,  Issue: 1 , April    Published Date: 23 April 2024
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 216  ,  Download: 65 , Pages: 220 - 235    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001471420246309


# Author Name
1 Jellie A. Aguilar
2 Jhonie H. Castro
3 Nicklaud R. Domingo
4 Angeline D. Repalda
5 Lovely Carmel L. Manga
6 Hilary Trabucon
7 Cyrene Mae S. Velasco


The primary objective of this study was to determine the average educational screen time of Grade 6 students at Bubukal Elementary School in Santa Cruz, Laguna, with the aim of assisting the students academic performance. A descriptive method was employed to systematically and accurately describe a situation or areas of interest. The sampling process involved sixty-seven (67) respondents who responded to the researchers questions to gather data. The primary instrument used in the study was a survey questionnaire distributed to the respondents, consisting of five questions. The treatment utilized by the researchers to establish the relationship between the mean educational screen time and the 3rd quarterly grades of Grade 6 students involved measures of central tendency and the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient to examine the relationship between mean educational screen time and the 3rd quarterly grades of the students. The researchers concluded that the null hypothesis was rejected. The relationship between the mean educational screen time for television and laptop use was interpreted as a weak (negative) linear relationship with r-values of -0.2266 and -0.2127, respectively, while in cellphone usage, it was a weak (positive) linear relationship with an r-value of 0.0598, all with r-values less than the critical value. Consequently, the relationship between the mean educational screen time and the 3rd quarterly grades of the students is not considered significant. Consequently, the researchers found that educational screen time, particularly with gadgets such as laptops, cellphones, and televisions, does not significantly impact the 3rd-quarter grades of the students. The researchers would like to make the following recommendations: 1.) Students of Bubukal Elementary School may receive a leaflet from the researchers that includes information about screen time, educational sites that they can use for their studies, advice on how to use screen time wisely, as well as recommended time limits for using their gadgets. 2.) Bubukal Elementary School may consider integrating more technology and gadgets into the learning process to enhance students knowledge and help them catch up with the advanced and modern world. 3.) Parents and guardians should set time limits for their childrens screen time using gadgets so that they can use it wisely and responsibly. 4.) Future researchers should conduct a similar study with additional information to further explore this topic and use this study as a reference for future research related to educational screen time and academic performance.


  • educational screen time
  • academic performance
  • gadgets