The Effect Of Instant Messaging On College Students ' Performance On A Concurrent Reading Comprehension Task?

Fox, A. B. , Rosen, J. , & Crawford, M. (2009). Distractions, Distractions: Does Instant Messaging Affect College Students ' Performance on a Concurrent Reading Comprehension Task? Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 12(1), 51-53. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2008.0107 This scholarly-peer reviewed article from Cyberpsychology and Behavior argues that multitasking is increasing number of people that are texting while learning negatively affects students GPA. The article discusses that instant messaging might affects students performance learning at school. Texting while doing learning affects the memory or performance on the primary task. The psychologist examine if multitasking contrary affects the student’s ability to learn. Participants have to read two passages one of them are easy and difficult and then answer the multiple choice question while texting. The result is that the participants who had lower GPAs were more likely to also report spending time more time per day on texting. “Research has demonstrated that the concurrent use of media (e.g., television) during an intellectual task (e.g., reading) negatively affects recall and recognition memory. Most college students spend a significant amount of time engaged in intellectual activities like studying, and many students likely study while socializing over IM. College students who multitask in this way may be putting themselves at a disadvantage” (Fox, A. B., Rosen, J., & Crawford, M. , 2009, p. 51). This source will be useful in confirmation paragraph that proves multitasking shows the effects of students learning. It supports the evidence that psychology found a way to show to everyone that it does not help for others to spend so much time communicating with others while studying or doing th... ... middle of paper ... ...has bad affects students learning. Zheng, Y. (2015). Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. According in Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior that students who spend more time in mobile phone are more likely to miss out information during class time. “The researchers found that individuals who used their mobiles to communicate and multitask took significantly less notes (individuals who did not multitask with their mobile phones wrote down 62& more information), and their notes were less detailed (Zheng, 2015, p. 88). The evidence shows to the readers that multitasking is disrupting the students learning. It shows that students cannot give a full attention during multitasking, which the students miss, data. This information will help to support my thesis that multitask has bad effect to student’s learning.
Get Access