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ERIC Number: EJ1095425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Classroom Texting in College Students
Pettijohn, Terry F.; Frazier, Erik; Rieser, Elizabeth; Vaughn, Nicholas; Hupp-Wilds, Bobbi
College Student Journal, v49 n4 p513-516 Win 2015
A 21-item survey on texting in the classroom was given to 235 college students. Overall, 99.6% of students owned a cellphone and 98% texted daily. Of the 138 students who texted in the classroom, most texted friends or significant others, and indicate the reason for classroom texting is boredom or work. Students who texted sent a mean of 12.21 texts and received a mean of 10.75 texts per hour. Most students were not disturbed when someone texted in the classroom. Over half of the students (56%) believed that cellphones should be allowed in the classroom. Overall it appears that the widespread use of texting carries over in the college classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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