Title

Academic and Social Outcomes of Electronic Media Use Among University Students

Keywords

electronic media, university students, higher education, learning

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-05-19

Publisher

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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