Using the power of research to inform ICT integration in education

Harman, Brittany A., Sato, Toru (2011) Cell phone use and grade point average among undergraduate university students, College Student Journal

The present study examined whether cell phone use frequency is correlated with academic performance as measured by grade point average among undergraduate university students. Participants completed a survey about their cell phone use and also reported their grade point average. Results revealed that text messaging frequency was negatively correlated with grade point average and variables such as academic level while cell phone call frequency was not. The results of this study suggest that the more an individual sends or receives text messages, the lower his or her grade point average typically is. Surprisingly, individuals with higher grade point averages are more comfortable text messaging in class. No significant results were found in regards to individuals placing phone calls on cell phones.

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