Academic and Social Outcomes of Electronic Media Use Among University Students
electronic media, university students, higher education, learning
Little is known about the influence of electronic media use on the academic and social lives of university students. Using time-diary and survey data, we explore the use of various types of electronic media among first-year students. Time-diary results suggest that the majority of students use electronic media to multitask. Robust regression results indicate a negative relationship between the use of various types of electronic media and first-semester grades. In addition, we find a positive association between social-networking-site use, cellular-phone communication, and face-to-face social interaction.
Original Publication Citation
Jacobsen, Wade, & Renata Forste. 2011. “The Wired Generation: Academic and Social Outcomes of Electronic Media Use Among University Students.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(5):275-280
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Jacobsen, Wade Clinton and Forste, Renata, "Academic and Social Outcomes of Electronic Media Use Among University Students" (2011). All Faculty Publications. 2782.
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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