Link between academic procrastination- behavior among students and smartphone usage time

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Dominik Günter

At a Glance

  • Location: Eichstätt, Germany
  • Date: 16.11.2015
  • Institution: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Web Page: http://www.ku.de/

Study-Facts

  • Context: -
  • Number of participants: 50-80
  • Number of days per participants: 30
  • Number of prompst per Day: 1-3
  • Number of Items: 1-3

Study

I would like to prove that there is actually a real empirical link between academic procrastination- behavior among students and smartphone usage time. I.e. I proclaim that smartphone usage is a very potent form of substitution for dedicated procrastinators. Therefore, students who have high usage times should tend to procrastinate a lot more than others (and vice versa). However, empirical evidence that these two concepts correlate with each other is still missing in the current literature due to a lack of research. In my experimental study, I would like to track participants’ smartphone usage time via the app “Menthal” as well as their daily smartphone usage, while they are trying to learn and prepare themselves for an exam.