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The influence of the level of leisure boredom to the extent on internet use and its implication to occupational therapy practice among first year students of Cebu Doctors' University.


Inja Victoria S. Manawatao,
Pierre Ruby A. Sasan

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College of Rehabilitative Sciences - Department of Occupational Therapy - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Occupational Therapy
Publication Date
March 2015


         The study aimed to determine the relationship of the level of leisure boredom to the extent of one's internet use. The respondents of this study were first year college students of Cebu Doctors' University for the second semester of academic year 2014 - 2015. This descriptive correlational design through survey method utilized the Leisure Boredom Scale (LBS) by Dr. Iso-Ahola and Weissinger and a researcher made tool entitled the Internet Usage Questionnaire (IUQ). A Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was conducted to support the narrative data that were based from the respondent's replies.
         This study included three hundred fifty-six (356) respondents from seven colleges of Cebu Doctors' University. Initial procedures were done such as gathering master lists, class schedules, and informed consents. The data gathered from the LBS and IUQ were then analysed. A focus group discussion was scheduled and thirty-three (33) of forty-two (42) respondents agreed to join the focus group discussion.
         Majority of the respondents have high levels of leisure boredom (74%), followed by those who scored moderate (26%), and no one scored low (0%). Subsequently, majority of the respondents had moderate extent of internet use (78%), followed by those who scored high extent of internet use (17%), minority of the respondents scored low (6%). With leisure boredom only have a coefficient of 0.12 and the extent of internet use has 38.61, leisure boredom alone cannot be a significant predictor for internet usage among first year students.
         The study revealed that there is no apparent linear relationship between the two variables. Basing from the FGD responses, it revealed the respondents use the internet for several purposes and not only in times when they are bored. Some students have different ways to cope up with boredom. Aside from connecting to the internet, there are various activities they do to lessen their boredom.


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