Scientists chart lower GPA and higher anxiety among students with high cell phone use.
Posted by GreenSwanStaff at March 19th, 2014
Three researchers at Kent State University published an article a few months back documenting college students’ use of cell phones and a corresponding reduction in academic performance and personal happiness. Overall, more than 500 students took part in this study; all were undergraduates, representing more than 82 major areas of study.
Interestingly, this newly published research comes on the heels of a study conducted by the same group of scientists which charted a reduction in cardiorespiratory fitness among students with high cell phone usage. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that we need to evaluate carefully how much and how often we are interacting with cellular devices. As many consumers are now much younger than college age youth, it is critical that we help guide our children towards a more measured and monitored usage of cell phones. According to the science, they will stay both happier and smarter as a result!