Influence of Television on Procrastination amongst Students

Shaik Iliyas Ali, V. Anitha Devi, Malvika Kharbanda


Technology has enriched our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Inventions like the television have completely changed the way we receive information and entertain ourselves. Technology is necessary, but it does not always have a positive influence on modern life. This issue of the negative impact of television has emerged within the last decade due to the impressive pace of technology. Young people have very easy access to television and thus spend much time watching shows rather than doing productive work, which leads to procrastination. In our study, we conducted a survey amongst the students of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India and analyzed the relationship between television watching habits and procrastination with respect to four variables. The results show that frequent procrastination due to television watching depends on various factors, such as gender, age group, TV watching hours, and prioritization of television over assignments and examination.

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