On Average, Students Check Phones 1 To 5 Times During Class

College students use cell phones in class, despite knowing that it adversely affects their concentration, according to a study conducted at the University of New Hampshire.

In a university-wide study, student researchers at the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics found student cell phone users check their phones an average of one to five times during class. About half of students (51 percent) say that cell phone use in class affects their ability to concentrate and the amount of information that they receive during class (52 percent).

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