The Effect of Technology on Human Behavior

Topics: Mobile phone, Technology, Secondary school Pages: 107 (14669 words) Published: May 10, 2014
Cairo University
Faculty of Economics and Political Science
Department of Statistics
Forth year- English Section

The Effect of Technology on
Human Behavior
(A Case Study on BBC Secondary School and
The British University in Egypt)
Presented by

Christine Safwat
Heba Adel
Mireille George
Silvana Sobhy
Under the supervision of

Dr. Hanan M. Aly
2012

Acknowledgement

First of all we want to thank Dr. Hanan M. Aly for her great help and supervision.
We also want to express our gratitude to Professor Doctor Heba el Laithy and Miss Elham Abdel Malek for their time and support. Special thanks to Doctor Laila El Zeiny, and Doctor Sahar El Sheneity.

We would also like to thank Mrs. Nagwa Ateek from the BBC
International Language School, and Professor Doctor David Kirby the Dean of the Faculty of Business at the British University in Egypt. At last, we want to thank everybody who helped us with this research, and everyone who will honor us by reading it.

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Abstract

This research is about examining the effect of the invading technology represented in the internet using personal computers and Smartphone on the behavior of the youth. The subjects of interest about the youth are their friendships and social lives, family relations, general health and personal achievements.

To find out whether the technology has a good or bad effect on youth, we examined some students at the secondary and university levels, who were asked about their behavior using a questionnaire.
The questionnaire included questions that would describe how such students behave regarding their friends, families, health and personal achievements. Their answers were then used to reach a general conclusion about how the youth are affected by technology. For the friendship part, we were interested in asking the students about the number of friends they have, how they prefer to contact them, and if they feel comfortable about their social life. For their family relations, we were interested in asking them about their interaction with different family members, and also whether they are satisfied with their family relations or not. The questions about the health included both physical and psychological diseases (ones that could be caused by the overuse of technology). At last, to have a complete image about their achievements, we asked them about their grades, activities and hobbies. We used the questionnaires filled by the students to perform our analysis. We used the Gamma and Kruskal Tau measurements of association to test for correlations, T-tests and ANOVA tables for testing the equality of means, and finally we used Regression (Binary and Multinomial Logistic). At the end, we used the results of such tests and measurements to reach our conclusion.

The conclusion was very astonishing, where we found that technology does not greatly affect the youth. Youth in general use technology extensively, and they use it in almost everything (studying, playing games, search … etc.), but such use of technology neither has a bad nor a good impact on their behavior.

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Table of Contents
LIST OF FIGURES ..................................................................................................................... 7 LIST OF TABLES....................................................................................................................... 9 CHAPTER ONE .................................................................................................................... 10 INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................. 10 1.1

BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................ 11

1.2

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH ............................................................................ 14

1.3

QUESTIONS OF THE RESEARCH...
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