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Students Increasingly ‘Addicted’ to Their Mobile Phones, Warns Study

Wed 03 Sep, 2014 // Firstnumber Team
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A recent study carried out by researchers from Baylor University found that female college students spend upwards of ten hours a day on their phones. The study also showed that 60% of students admitting to being addicted to the technology.

"As cell phone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility," said Dr James Roberts one of the co-authors of the study. While it showed women being the more reliant on their phones, men were not far behind spending eight hours on average on their devices.

Despite the wide functionality of modern smartphones, the study showed that it was still texting that took up the bulk of female user’s time. However social media networks such as Pinterest and Instagram were also shown to be substantial time sinks.

The new study published online in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, also demonstrated the further differences between the sexes in phone use with men tending to spend less time writing emails and more time consuming entertainment on their phones than their female counterparts.

Dr Roberts said the survey was the first to examine the activities that are particularly associated with mobile device addictions, and was useful in highlighting the activities which change such devices “from being a helpful tool to one that undermines our well-being and that of others.”

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    Students Increasingly ‘Addicted’ to Their Mobile Phones, Warns Study

    A recent study carried out by researchers from Baylor University found that female college students spent upwards of ten hours a day on their phones. The study also showed that 60% of students admitting to being addicted to the technology. "As cell phone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable ...

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