Stephanie O'Gorman
Applied Psychology / Year 4

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Stephanie O'Gorman

Stephanie O'Gorman

Applied Psychology

Year 4

  • Project Title Smartphone Use,Academic Engagement and Life satisfaction of College Students
  • Course BSc [Hons] Applied Psychology
  • Year 4
  • Contact Info N00113725@student.iadt.ie

Smartphone Use,Academic Engagement & Life Satisfaction

To investigate if frequency of smartphone use effects students academic engagement and life satisfaction

Project Description

Qualitative analysis investigated the effects of smartphone use (Infrequent,frequent, and very frequent) on academic engagement and life satisfaction of acollegiate population. This study employed a between subjects survey design andrecruited 81 (M=37, F=54) college going participants online. The present academicpopulation live in a digitally rich environment; as such the aim of this research was toestablish if frequent smartphone use had an impact on academic engagement and lifesatisfaction of college students. Individuals’ smartphone use was measured using ‘TheMedia and Technology Usage and Attitudes Scale’ (2013). The results of the presentstudy found frequency of smartphone use had no effect on academic engagement orlife satisfaction. This research found that one of the main uses of smartphone was forsocial networking purposes and also that multitasking such as using a smartphoneduring class was common.

Project Findings

The results of the present study found frequency of smartphone use had no effect on academic engagement or life satisfaction. This research found that one of the main uses of smartphone was for social networking purposes and also that multitasking such as using a smartphone during class was common.

Stephanie O'Gorman
Applied Psychology / Year 4