Monday, March 5
11:30-11:50 AM
Creekside II

Predictors of Students’ Multitasking Behavior

Brief Paper ID: 34944
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    Tree Chang
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Abstract: The multitasking phenomenon is very prevalent among students. Research on the multitasking phenomenon has either explored the extent to which it exists among students, or assessed the impact of multitasking on students’ learning activities through non-voluntary multitasking experiments. However, what causes students to multitask has not received much attention. As multitasking has become a part of students’ lives, it is important to understand the possible antecedents and the possible effects of the multitasking phenomenon on students. The purpose of this study is to investigate factors influencing students’ multitasking behavior. This is accomplished through the lens of polychronicity and behavior studies where polychronicity, sensation seeking, and technology dependence are identified as the predictors of multitasking.

Presider: Pedro Abanador, Bulacan State University


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