FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE STUDY HABITS OF GRADE 7 STUDENTS Statement of the Problem 1. What are the factors affecting the study habits of Grade 7 students 1.1 Social Medias 1.2 Mobile Games 1.3 Computer Games 1.4 Other factors Statement of the Problem 2. What are the reasons why they prefer to get busy in unnecessary things rather than their studies? 2.1 People hate studying because what they are studying doesn't make sense to them, it’s like an alien language 2.2 This is because many of the times the things that we end up studying is repetitive in nature and we slowly start losing interest 2.3 Some people are more oriented towards games and find studies not worthy of their time 2.4 Other reasons STUDENTS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THE SAID FACTORS A. Social Medias 1. Do you keep up to date with your assignments than using phone to scroll down your social medias? 2. Do you use schedules to organize your time and to set aside time each day for studying than to be disturbed by your phone to check what happens in your social medias? 3. Are you easily distracted from studying because of social medias? 4. Do you ask questions in class than asking trending updates in social medias? 5. Does social medias help you in school? Mean Weighted Mean Description 3.39 Sometimes 2.81 Sometimes 3.63 Often 3.06 Sometimes 3.72 Often 3.32 Sometimes B. Mobile Games 1. Do you prefer to play on your mobile phones than studying or doing assignments? 3.15 Sometimes 2. Do you look for main ideas in what you read on your notes than be easily distracted on mobile games? 3.31 Sometimes 3. Do you make notes than playing mobile games? 3.02 Sometimes 4. Are you addicted to any mobile games that you tend to forget your school problems? 3.11 Sometimes 5. Does mobile games help you in learning? 2.42 Rarely Mean 3.00 Sometimes C. Computer Games 1. Do you review regularly than rather to go on computer shop just to play computer games 3.01 Sometimes 2. After school do you remember all the things you’ve learned and not be easily to forget things by playing computer games? 3.31 Sometimes 3. After class, do you research for main ideas than to choose what’s best to play in computer? 3.02 Sometimes 4. Do you ask questions in class than asking wins in your game in the computer shop? 2.97 Sometimes 5. Do you often go to computer shops to play? 2.47 Rarely Mean 2.96 Sometimes Summary Modern life is full of distractions, distractions come in waves and some of them can have a negative effect on the ability to concentrate when studying. The problem is that many people especially students tend to underestimate how much they are distracted by what’s going on around them. Such types of multitasking activities are usually associated with poorer studying performance. Conclusion Studying, like other professions, take preparation and commitment. By understanding the factors that disrupt the productivity, it can come up with healthier study habits that will help the students succeed. Therefore, the researchers conclude that if students work to find a focused mindset, establish a study schedule, and choose the right place to study, the students can cut out the distractions they have control over and minimize the ones that can't stop them completely. Recommendation Overall, these results suggest that using media when studying should be limited due to the decrease in performance when multitasking. One strategy to avoid the negative effects of media multitasking is to take short technology breaks during which students access the internet, but then restrict its use for the rest of students study period.