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ERIC Number: EJ1156718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-2990
The Relationship between Smartphone Use and Academic Performance: A Case of Students in A Malaysian Tertiary Institution
Ng, Siew Foen; Hassan, Nor Syamimi Illiani Che; Nor, Nor Hairunnisa Mohammad; Malek, Nur Ain Abdul
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, v5 n4 p58-70 2017
This study examined the extent to which students in one Malaysian university use smartphones to support their school-related learning and how these activities relate to CGPA. For seven consecutive days, 176 students from three academic programs recorded their daily smartphone use for learning. Significant differences were found in uses of smartphones depending on academic program. Further, it was found that the more students utilized their smartphone for university learning activities, the lower their CGPA. The outcome of this study suggests a need to evaluate and better understand the instructional uses of smartphones for tertiary students.
University of Malaya Faculty of Education. Kuala Lumpur 50603 Malaysia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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