Frequent Cellphone use Boosts Anxiety: Study

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 02:42 PM

By Nick Tate

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Felling anxious? Try turning off that cellphone. New research has found cellphone use by college students not only lowers their grades, but also boosts their anxiety.
 
The findings are based on a survey of more than 500 students by Kent State University researchers. Daily cellphone use was recorded along with clinical measures of anxiety and each student's level of satisfaction in life. Participants also allowed the researchers to access their official university records in order to retrieve their actual, cumulative college grade point average (GPA).
 
All students surveyed were undergraduate students and were equally distributed by class (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior).
 
The results showed that students who used their cellphones a lot had lower GPAs and higher levels of anxiety — and reported lower general happiness in their lives — than those who used their mobile devices less frequently.
 
The study follows earlier research by the same team of medical experts that tied frequent cellphone use to lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness.
 
"Taken as a whole, these results suggest that students should be encouraged to monitor their cellphone use and reflect upon it critically so that it is not detrimental to their academic performance, mental and physical health, and overall well-being or happiness," said the researchers, who reported their findings in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

© 2014 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Food Pesticide Residue Nothing to Worry About: USDA

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 10:26 AM

More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pestic . . .

Beware of Holiday Allergy Triggers

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 10:16 AM

The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles an . . .

Diagnose Your Kid's Ear Infection With Your iPhone

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 16:15 PM

Diagnosing your kid's ear infections might soon be as simple as taking a video on your smartphone. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved