The Relationship between Mobile Phone Usage in Classroom and Academic Achievement in College Life

Ariana Yunita, Nursechafia Nursechafia, Erwin Setiawan, Herminarto Nugroho, Hani Ramadhan

Abstract


The use of mobile phone has been increasing nowadays in most part of the world and it has become the  phenomenon where people cannot live without. This study aims to reveal whether mobile phone use affects student’s academic achievement compared to other factors such as study program, student’s focus and gender. The frequent of mobile phone use and how excellence student’s academic performance will be analysed. A survey has been conducted to a large number of college students. A questionnaire was developed and delivered by online questionnaire to 513 students of Universitas Pertamina, Jakarta, Indonesia. Using Ordinary Least Square’s result statistical analysis, it can be concluded that gender and study program have significant effects to GPA, while the use of mobile phone and its effect of distracting student’s focus are not significant to GPA. Furthermore , female students significantly scored higher GPA result by 0.23 point than male students, cateris paribus. Then, students from social sciences have higher GPA results by 0.2 point than students from engineering sciences, cateris paribus. Generally, the results should be interesting for decision maker in academic field on how important to embrace mobile phone for learning style. 


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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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