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Nexus Between Internet Use and Academic Performance: Evidence from University Students of Bangladesh

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This paper mainly explores the nexus between Internet use and academic performance among university students in Bangladesh. In addition, this study also investigates what is the overall scenario of students’ CGPA and how do they use Internet. To achieve these objectives, this paper uses primary data that are collected from 1553 students of different universities of Bangladesh through online survey with Google form. Besides, several statistical methods are also used in this paper to test the hypothesis of the study. A one-way ANOVA test is used to examine the mean difference among the different categories of the socio-economic and demographic variables of the students in terms of their academic performance. On the other hand, a linear regression model is used to investigate the extent to what Internet use impacts on students’ academic performance. Using the primary data and statistical methods, this paper finds some interesting findings. Majority of the students of Bangladesh use Internet by 8.01 and above hours a day and they have CGPA by 3.01 to 3.50. This article also finds that academic performance of students may be increased by 0.1309 if a student uses Internet by one hour more per day. Therefore, this study suggests policymakers to utilize Internet use as one of most influential factors affecting students’ academic performance in Bangladesh. This study also suggests students to use Internet in academic purposes mostly to enhance their academic performance.

DOI 10.11648/j.ss.20211004.14
Published in Social Sciences (Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2021)
Page(s) 187-192
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Internet Use, Academic Performance, University Students, Bangladesh

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