The effect of using Smartphones on student achievement among Al Baha University Students, Saudi Arabia 2024

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant professor of Public Health, Public Health Department, faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, KSA


Background: Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, revolutionizing the way we communicate and access information. Excessive use of smartphone cause social isolation, anxiety, and depression. Research design Descriptive cross sectional study, aims: To investigate the impact of smartphone usage on students' academic performance and achievement .The study involve 319 volunteer students, fulfilled the selection criteria's Tools: The research used a modified questionnaire designed from Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS). Results: The data exhibited linear relationships between the independent variables and the dependent variable (GPA), and the residuals displayed homoscedasticity, indicating consistent variance across all levels of the predictors. The multiple regression model presented a correlation coefficient (R) of 0.329, indicating a moderate positive association between the combined predictors (mobile addiction, mobile usage patterns, and the impact of mobile use) and the dependent variable (GPA). The R Square value, or the coefficient of determination, stood at 0.109, signifying that the model explains 10.9% of the variance in GPA. Conclusion: It was proven by this study regarding the close and direct relationship between the high rate of students and the use of the mobile phone. Recommendation: In light of the study’s findings, we recommend that students deal with the uses of smart tours with discipline and focus on educational programs that enhance students’ abilities and academic achievement.