Impact of Mobile Phone Usage on Academic Performance
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As cell phone technology continues its rapid development, the device appears capable of contributing to student learning and improved academic performance. The recent rapid increase in cell phones has influenced multiple aspects of our daily lives, particularly those of Students. Therefore, the aims of the current study is to determine the influence of the mobile phone usage on academic performance among male and female students of Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. A face to face survey was conducted among 274 students which include 159 male students and 115 female students ranging from second year to fourth year from different departments of Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. Results depicts that gender, age and relationship with opposite sex have the significant positive effect on students’ academic performance. However, marital status, spending time on mobile phone, negative effect of mobile phone and application usage while studying has the negative effect on students’ academic performance. Cell phones are undeniably convenient, helpful tools for study and can be a hurtful source of distraction depending on the attitude and use pattern of a student. The author, however, suggests that the mobile phone designers must take into account how young people use cell phones for educational purposes.
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