ERIC Number: EJ1203148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
How Does the Smartphone Usage of College Students Affect Academic Performance?
Han, Sunyoung; Yi, Yong Jeong
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v35 n1 p13-22 Feb 2019
The present study aims to investigate the effects of smartphone use by college students on their perceived academic performance. Using five hypotheses derived from the literature related to smartphone use, the initial model was set up for path analysis to reveal the relationships among variables regarding college students' smartphone use in the academic setting. Moreover, multiple group analyses were additionally conducted to verify whether students exhibited different relationships in the hypothesized model depending on their majors. The results from path analyses showed that all path coefficients were positive and statistically significant, which indicated that all five hypothesized paths were supported. Above all, the results from multiple group analysis showed that one path (from "Behavioural Intention to Use Smartphone to Academic Performance") differed significantly across groups. The findings from the current study provide educational policymakers and educators with information on how smartphone utilization in learning activities influences students' academic performance.
Descriptors: College Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Academic Achievement, Technology Uses in Education, Majors (Students)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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