An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study objectives aimed to identify the impact of internet use on the students of the Philadelphia Universityin regards to academic achievement and social competence and shed some light on the degrees of this in accordance with the variables of gender, college, and educational level. Three tools were used to collect the data, which were Internet Use Questionnaire, Social Efficiency Scale,and the Academic Achievement Scale, whereas the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to process and analyse the data in question. The population of the study consisted of the students of humanitarian and scientific majors at the Philadelphia University, with a total of (500) participants, who were selected as the sample of the study.Results revealed that there are significant effects of internet use in all of the three questions of the study. This implies that internet use does have an impact on academic achievement, social competence, and on both inaccordance withthe variables of gender, college, and educational level.The study concludes thatthe internet has a positive impact on students of the Philadelphia University, and encourages that it should be employed within all educational institutions in the near future