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RESEARCH PROBLEM
Nowadays, Smartphone is a device that important to people in their life. Most of the university students prefer to use Smartphone especially School of Business and Economics (SBE) students in University of Malaysia Sabah. Text messaging and checking e-mail are the most frequent uses of Smartphone which of are simple tasks capable of being executed even on older features phones. We want to make a research about the relationship between the user of Smartphone and the academic performance. This is because we want to identify and investigate what is the impact of using Smartphone during their study sessions whether it’s give positive or negative impact. This is proved by other researcher that found the other title about Smartphone which is ‘Student Engagement and Experience Journal, volume1 (issue1). Title: Considering the Smartphone Learner: an investigation into student interest in the use of personal technology to enhance their learning by Woodcock, B., Middleton, A. and Nortcliffe, A. (2012). The research sought to establish the extent to which students are autonomously harnessing Smartphone technology to support their learning and the nature of this use. Initial findings were explored through student interviews. The study found that students, who own Smartphones are largely unaware of their potential to support learning and, in general, do not install Smartphone applications for that purpose’. And also ‘According to Eteokleous and Ktoridou (2009), the advances in mobile technologies have brought additional opportunities in the new era of mobile learning, making it possible and easy to enrich the learning experiences of individual learners. The opportunities offered by the most recent mobile technology, in the development of mobile phones present new opportunities and new challenges to educational systems. For data analysis the study by Eteokleous and Ktoridou (2009) used the chi-square (x2), the nonparametric statistics test testing for the...
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