Understanding the Balancing: Students Juggling Work and Studies. The Digital Dilemma: Phone Usage Among Students

Judit Tessényi
 

Abstract

Recent data analysis has revealed insightful trends among university students, particularly in how they manage their academic responsibilities alongside work. A significant portion of students are engaged in employment while pursuing their studies, highlighting the dual pressures faced by the modern student body. The extent and manner of mobile use is now an integral part of university students’ lives. Based on the scientific studies presented in the second chapter, it was found that the intensive use of mobile phones and digital devices can be associated with a decrease in academic performance and health risks. These findings prompt us to dig deeper into the investigation of university students’ media use habits, taking into account changes depending on age, on-the-job learning, and device preferences. This analysis sheds light on the digital lifestyle of university students, highlighting the centrality of mobile devices in their academic, professional, and social lives. We arrived at the data analysis by surveying 141 university students. We were curious about which of their devices they use the most, whether they
need a mobile phone for their work and how they feel if they don’t have a phone with them. We examined which social media platforms they prefer in their free time and whether they feel they use their own device excessively.

Published on: April 02, 2024
doi: 10.17756/jas.2024-063
Citation: Tessényi J. 2024. Understanding the Balancing: Students Juggling Work and Studies. The Digital Dilemma: Phone Usage Among Students. J Addict Sci 10(1): 1-6.
 
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