Impact of Smartphone Addiction on Academic Performance of Business Students: A Case Study

21 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2018

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Md. Shamsul Arefin

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University

Md. Islam

Uttara University

Mohitul Mustafi

Uttara University - School of Business

Sharmina Afrin

Uttara University

Nazrul Islam

Northern University Bangladesh

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Date Written: August 21, 2018

Abstract

The development of telecom technology has a profound impact on the academic lives of the students. Smartphone usage became popular to young generation because of its educational and entertaining options by using the numerous applications. Among the young people, students are increasingly using Smartphone. But excessive Smartphone usage usually makes the students addicted to it and that impacts on user’s academic performance, daily activities, physical and mental health, withdrawal tendency, and social relationships. This study aims at identifying the factors that affect the level of Smartphone addiction to the students and its impact on their overall academic performance. A structured questionnaire has been developed to gather data from the students. A total of 247 questionnaires were collected from the business students of a private university of Bangladesh. Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), data were analyzed. Results revealed five Smartphone addiction factors such as, positive anticipation, impatience, withdrawal, daily-life disturbance, and cyber friendship. Factors like increased impatience and daily-life disturbance were found significantly related to the academic performance of the business students of Bangladesh. This study suggests that the students should reduce the intense use of Smartphone for smoothly doing their daily-life activities.

Keywords: Smartphone Addiction, Structural Equation Modeling, Increased Impatience, Daily-life Disturbance, Cyber Friendship

Suggested Citation

Arefin, Md. Shamsul and Islam, Md. and Mustafi, Mohitul and Afrin, Sharmina and Islam, Nazrul, Impact of Smartphone Addiction on Academic Performance of Business Students: A Case Study (August 21, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3236301 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3236301

Md. Shamsul Arefin

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University ( email )

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Tech
Gopalganj, Dhaka 8100
Bangladesh
8100 (Fax)

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Md. Islam

Uttara University ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Mohitul Mustafi

Uttara University - School of Business ( email )

Bangladesh

Sharmina Afrin (Contact Author)

Uttara University ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.bubt.edu.bd/

Nazrul Islam

Northern University Bangladesh ( email )

Ashkona, Airport
Uttara
Dhaka, 1230
Bangladesh
01755513119 (Phone)

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