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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : ( 61) Last page : ( 66)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2015.00010.8

The Impact of Mobile Phones on the Performance of University Students

Dr. Khan Jangraiz1,,*, Dr. Malik Zilakat Khan2, Amin Suleman3

1Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

2Professor, Department of Economics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

3PhD Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Jangraiz Khan, Elementary and Secondary Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Email: ecomoist95@hotmail.com

Online published on 22 March, 2016.

Abstract

This Paper concentrates on the impact of mobile phones on university students with special reference to University of Peshawar. A sample of 100 students was drawn from different departments of University of Peshawar for this purpose. The study used descriptive and quantitative tools for analysis. The results showed that almost 60% of the students got mobile phones from their parents. 42% of the students keep mobile phones for contacts with friends and society. Out of the sampled students, 6% use mobile phone for information access. Majority of the students (87%) are using mobile phone for the period of more than one year. They feel proud of having costly mobile phones and sometimes, use it as a source of unfair means during examination. They use its dictionary and other informative functions. The parents of female students feel easy with mobile phone to contact their daughters. They think that this new technology has not only improved the academic performance of the students but also improved the quality of education. It is recommended that the university students should try use of mobile phones positively and not waste their time unproductive text messages.

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Keywords

Mobile Phones, University Students, SMS, University of Peshawar, Odds Ratio.

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