Empirical Study and Statistical Analysis of the Nexus between Smartphone and Academic Performance





Smartphone Usage, Positive Effect, Negative Effect, Mental Ability, Applications, Academic Performance


The primary objective of this research is to investigate and determine the positive and negative influences of smartphones on students' academic performance. This is a comparative study of the effects of using smartphones on the academic performance of university students as students use their smartphones for both educational and recreational purposes. The research was conducted at different educational institutes in the Nawabshah district. The questionnaire was developed for this study and the sample size was 300, simple random sample techniques were used for data collection. Cross-tabulation and chi-square techniques were used to analyze the data. The result of the study found that students' smartphone use influences them positively and negatively. Also, most students consider smartphones useful for obtaining academic content. As a result, it is suggested that teachers use this medium to connect with students more frequently like chat groups to help everyone to stay connected. In addition, Educational institutions should also implement software that bans students from the use of social networking sites while attending class. Further, it is revealed that smartphones have a wide range of effects on the academic career of undergraduate students at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Degree Boys' College Nawabshah, and the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Sakrand. Arguments. Hence, this study contributes to a deeper understanding of the impact of smartphone usage on academic performance and provides insights into potential strategies for raising a balanced and productive relationship between students and their smartphones in the educational context.


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Author Biographies

Kinza Yousfani , Isra University, Pakistan.

Department of Management Science

Kainat Yousuf, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University SBA, Pakistan.

Department of Statistics

Bushra Haider, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Department of Statistics

Asad Raza, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

Department of Statistics




How to Cite

Yousfani , K., Yousuf, K., Haider, B., & Raza, A. (2024). Empirical Study and Statistical Analysis of the Nexus between Smartphone and Academic Performance. Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 12(2), 1136–1148. https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2024.v12i2.2189