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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(8), 1164-1171
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-8-15
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ICTs and Time Use Behavior of the Students: A Study of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh

Md Abdur Rashid1, , Md. Noman Amin2, Shamsul Arefin2 and Md. Anisur Rahaman2

1Department of Sociology, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh

2Department of Sociology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: August 15, 2018

Cite this paper:
Md Abdur Rashid, Md. Noman Amin, Shamsul Arefin and Md. Anisur Rahaman. ICTs and Time Use Behavior of the Students: A Study of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(8):1164-1171. doi: 10.12691/education-6-8-15

Abstract

Within this global information and communication era, ICTs became the indispensable medium of daily communication, entertainment and education among the students of Bangladesh. Studies showed that students’ attachment with ICTs and its uses have great impact on their academic performance. It may either enhance or degrade their academic ability based on their using behavior. This study is followed to discover students time use behavior along with the arena that ICTs are generally serving and conducted among the students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU), Gopalganj by using survey research design. Among the students, 347 were selected as the respondents and data has been collected by using structured questionnaire. Results revealed that students are mostly attached to at least one component of ICTs and use it everyday ranging one hour to more than five hours. They make use of it for the purpose of education, communication, entertainment and passing leisure time. However, this study will guide further researches to correlate students’ time use behavior and its impact on their career.

Keywords:
ICTs time use behavior students BSMRSTU

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