Implication of Cell Phone Usage on Study Patterns of Teens

International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
© 2014 by IJCOT Journal
Volume - 4 Issue - 1
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Ismail Olaniyi Muraina, Basirat Abiola Adenowo, Adebisi Sylvester Olude,Solomon Onen Abam, Wasiu Olatunde Oladapo


Ismail Olaniyi Muraina, Basirat Abiola Adenowo, Adebisi Sylvester Olude,Solomon Onen Abam, Wasiu Olatunde Oladapo. "Implication of Cell Phone Usage on Study Patterns of Teens",International Journal of Computer & organization Trends  (IJCOT), V4(1):10-14 Jan - Feb 2014, ISSN:2249-2593, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract—Cell phone usage has become worldwide commodity for every person regardless of their ages. Over the years, teenagers within the age bracket of thirteen to nineteen are more vulnerable towards the use of the technology in a negative way. The study approached the implication of cell phone usage on study patterns of teens in relation with searching useful information and irrelevant information while they are studying. The study sampled 100 students within the age of 13 to 19 year. The students were selected across different levels of education for proper representations of the population; t-test and cross-tabulation together with graphical representation (3D bars charts) were used to analyse the data. Among others, the findings show that female students did use cell phone to source useful information than male. In contrary, ages of students do not imply use of cell phone for either useful or irrelevant information. Lastly, the higher the level of a student the more the student source for useful information via cell phones. It is recommended that proper monitoring should be applied in schools regarding the use of cell phone for other things except academic purposes because children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.


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Keywords—Cell Phone, Study Pattern, Teens, Teenagers