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https://doi.org/10.32903/zs.68.1-2.4

TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME? – PERCEPTION AND ACTUAL SMARTPHONE USAGE, GENDER DIFFERENCES AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Tajana Lovreković ; Gornjogradska gimnazija
Tina Maljur ; European Institute for Participatory Media
Kristina Matasić ; Gornjogradska gimnazija


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The number of hours spent using mobile phones has been increasing over the years and is especially visible in younger generations. Interestingly, the body of research on this emerging topic is mainly based on self-assessment measures of screen time. There are few studies on mobile phones in Croatia. Therefore the aim of this study was to examine how many hours Croatian high school students spend on mobile phones and see if there is a discrepancy in self-estimates of high-school students’ screen time compared to the objective measure obtained through an application for screen time tracking. Moreover, gender differences in screen time were analysed, as well as differences between different levels of students’ academic achievement. This study included 156 high-school pupils aged 14 to 18. They were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their smartphone usage habits and attitudes, while their smartphone usage was tracked for one week using the Screen Time application. The analysis was done based on data collected from 130 participants. Most of the students reported that they spend 2 to 4 hours a day using their smartphones, while their actual screen time is, on average, 5 hours and 29 minutes per day. 64.6% of the students underestimated the time spent on their smartphones. Moreover, most of the students believe that it is recommended to spend 1-2 hours a day using a smartphone, while addiction is formed when a phone is used for 2-4 hours a day. There were no significant differences in screen time between students with different school achievements, as well as between male and female students. However, when gender differences were examined for different categories of mobile phone applications, the results showed that female students spent more time on social media applications while male students spent more time using multimedia applications.

Ključne riječi

self-assessment; actual screen time; gender differences; social media

Hrčak ID:

289576

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/289576

Datum izdavanja:

30.12.2022.

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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