THE USE OF SMARTPHONES IN SHAPING OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL

Authors

  • Nazir Ahmad Associate Professor, Department of Education, Fatimiyah Higher Education System, Karachi
  • Rozina Sewani Associate Professor, Department of Education & Social Science, IQRA University, Karachi
  • Zahid Ali Professor of Education, American International Theism University Florida, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53664/JSSD/03-02-2024-11-128-141

Abstract

Students use smartphones through access of different electronic media from anywhere at any time. Most of mobile phones can now efficiently cultivate popular activities such as playing computer games, accessing the Internet, supporting students' performance, destroying students' health & enhancing their academic performance. This study examines the teacher's perception of the role of smartphones in shaping students' academic performance at the secondary level. For this drive, data was collected by using a self-developed survey questionnaire. So, 160 secondary school teachers, including 70 male and 90 female teachers, were selected using simple random sampling. Data about frequencies, percentages, means, and SD were analyzed. The results show that teachers confirmed that smartphones support students in gaining new skills, like critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The studies also illustrate that smartphones are destroying students' health and increasing depression. Study advised that teachers and parents may check and balance the usage of mobile by students for their well-being. Teachers and parents motivate them to use smartphones positively, enhancing their learning and education quality.

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Published

07-06-2024

How to Cite

Nazir Ahmad, Rozina Sewani, & Zahid Ali. (2024). THE USE OF SMARTPHONES IN SHAPING OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AT SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES DEVELOPMENT, 3(2), 128–141. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSSD/03-02-2024-11-128-141

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