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Cell Phone Use Linked to Anxiety, Lower Grades and Reduced Happiness

KentStudentA study by researchers from Kent State University explores whether or not frequent cell phone use is related to measurable outcomes important for student success, such as academic performance, anxiety and happiness. From the report:

“Results of the analysis showed that cell phone use was negatively related to GPA and positively related to anxiety. Following this, GPA was positively related to happiness while anxiety was negatively related to happiness. Thus, for the population studied, high frequency cell phone users tended to have lower GPA, higher anxiety, and lower satisfaction with life (happiness) relative to their peers who used the cell phone less often. The statistical model illustrating these relationships was highly significant.”

Read the full report here.

The study was published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior here.