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PHASE ONE: Cell Phone Use of Flagler College Students in Spring 2019
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Phase One: Cell Phone Use of Flagler College Students in Spring 2019

Introduction Phase One:

The purpose of this study is to explore Flagler students’ views on cellphone use in the Spring of 2018.  In particular, this report will look into the type of cell phones students’ own, how many minutes they spend on their cell phones, how many applications they use on their mobile device in a day, whether or not their parents put parental controls on their phones, the students’ view on the importance of being connected via their cell phones, and their view on the importance of daily posting on social media. Finally whether or not the use of cell phones being addictive.  

Data Collection

In this report, the targeted population is all Flagler College students on campus during the Fall Semester of 2018 and the Spring Semester of 2019.  A sample of one hundred and fifty MAT 223 statistics students were surveyed and their results will be used throughout the report. Since this sample consists of only MAT 223 statistics students who are typically freshmen or sophomores, the sample may not be representative of the population of all Flagler College students and may produce sampling bias.  Furthermore, since the data is self-reported, the sample results will more than likely represent measurement bias. The questions addressed in the survey are listed below.

Flagler College Students and Cell Phones

1.     What gender do you identify with?

1.     Female

2.     Male

2.     How old are you?

3.     Was your first cell phone a smartphone?

1.     Yes

2.     No

4.     What type of cell phone do you currently own?

1.     iPhone

2.     Android

3.     Other

5.     Approximately how many minutes per day do you use your cell phone in any capacity?

6.     Approximately how many different apps do you use on your cell phone on a regular basis?

7.     Has your parent or legal guardian ever placed parental controls on your cell phone?

1.     Yes

2.     No

8.     Do you think it is important to your social life to always be “connected” with friends via your cell phone?

1.     Yes

2.     No

9.     Do you think it is important to your social life to post your daily happening?

1.     Yes

2.     No

10.  Do you think that cell phone use is addictive?

1.     Yes

2.     No

 

The gender of students surveyed were mainly female.

Result 1: Gender of Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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The age of students surveyed ranged from 18 to 22. Most of the students surveyed were 18.

Result 2: Age of Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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Most of the students surveyed did not have a smartphone for their first phone.

Result 3: Smart Phone for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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There is greater amount of students who have iphones. It is more than doubled the amount of students with androids.

Result 4: Type of Cell Phone for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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A lot of students spend more than 250 minutes on their cell phone.

Result 5: Minutes Per day on Cell Phone for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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The number of apps used on a daily basis ranged from 0 to 25. More students use 5 -10 applications a day.

Result 6: Apps Used on a Daily Basis by Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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Majority of the students surveyed did not have parental controls

Result 7: Parental Controls on Phones for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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Greater amount of students feel that it is important to be connected via social media.

Result 8: Social Connection Via Cell Phone for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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87.3  percent of the students feel that it is not important to post daily on social media.

Result 9: Importance of Daily Posting for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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Over 90 percent of the students surveyed feel that cell phone use is addicting.

Result 10: Cell Phone Addiction for Students Surveyed in Spring 2019   [Info]
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Data set 1. McCusker and Sharma - Flagler College Students and   [Info]
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