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Impact of Mobile Phone Usage on Students’ Writing Skills: A Case Study of University of Peshawar

Muhammad Saleem & Muhammad Bakhsh

This paper evaluates the effects of mobile phone usage on students’ writing skills at the University of Peshawar. The data was collected through a survey and a questionnaire was used as research instrument. Simple random sampling technique was used to collect data from different disciplines of the University of Peshawar during Autumn 2015 semester. Pearson correlation was applied on the variables for correlation. Multinomial regression was used for the analysis of correlated variables to identify negative and positive effects of mobile phone usage on respondents’ studies. The study explored that most of the students use mobile internet for entertainment only. The results of the study revealed that the mobile phone usage has a negative impact on the writing skills of the students because they do not use standard language in text messages.

Mobile Phone, Text Messages, Writing Skills, Entertainment, Internet

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