Smartphone addiction and cognitive performance of college students

Weihong Ning, Fred Davis, Roman Taraban

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Abstract

Smartphone use has grown increasingly in recent years and caused a variety of negative consequences including smartphone addiction among college students. This study aims to examine the mechanisms through which smartphone addiction is negatively related to their academic performance. Built on the attentional control theory and neuroscience literature, the current study uses an experimental design to assess college students' performance in two cognitive tests. Specifically, college students with a high risk of having smartphone addiction and with a low risk will be randomly assigned to perform the cognitive tests under four test conditions. Furthermore, the study develops a research model on how smartphone addiction, stress, anxiety, self-control, and test condition jointly affect cognitive performance. We expect that this study has both theoretical and practical contributions to enhancing students' poor academic performance due to smartphone addiction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmericas Conference on Information Systems 2018
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9780996683166
StatePublished - 2018
Event24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2018Aug 18 2018

Publication series

NameAmericas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018

Conference

Conference24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period08/16/1808/18/18

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Smartphone addiction
  • Stress

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