ERIC Number: EJ1228458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Cell Phones in the Classroom: Multitasking Magic or Multimedia Morass?
Battistoli, B. F.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v30 n3 p5-21 2019
This study explores the relationship between the frequency and time spent on cell phones (independent variables) by students in the classroom and students' academic performance (dependent variable), as represented by self-reported grade point average (GPA). A 22-question Internet survey was conducted at a private Northeastern university (N = 12,075). The 753 surveys completed (n = 753) had a relative standard error of +/- 3.53% at a 95% confidence interval. The data revealed a significant negative correlation between cell phone use in the classroom and student GPA. Demographic variables also influenced GPA.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Behavior, Grade Point Average, College Students, Correlation, Cognitive Processes, Executive Function, Time Management, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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