The Impact of Cell Phone Use on Academic Achievement in College Students
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Type of Work25 pages
Action Research Paper
ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this action research was to determine if the academic achievement of college students was affected by the amount of time spent on their cell phones. The measurement tool was the online application Canvas and Screen Time, two applications that collect data. The study involved the use of weekly data tracking through multiple forms of online applications that measured times in minutes, and GPA (grade point average). Academic achievement was found to be negatively impacted the more time a student spent on their cell phone. Research in this area should continue given the heightened state of technology in our current times, and in an effort to put preventative measures in place.