1Human Development & Family Studies, Penn State University, USA
2Penn State University, USA
*Corresponding author: Jyotsna M Kalavar, Penn State University, New Kensington campus, 3550 Seventh Street Road, New Kensington, PA 15068, USA, Tel: 724-334-6745; Fax: 724-334-6039; Email: email@example.com
Submission: March 15, 2018; Published: April 27, 2018
ISSN: 2578-0093Volume3 Issue1
This study explored the relationship between self-reported mobile phone for personal use during working hours and employee productivity in the workplace by different age groups. Eighty-five people participated in an online survey at a regional campus of a major university. A small percentage of participants (12%) indicated that they had jobs that required the use of a smartphone. Duration and frequency of mobile phone use was examined in the context of respondent’s age and self-perceived employee productivity. While smartphone use has the potential to improve workplace productivity, significant time is expended during working hours for personal use of such devices.
Keywords: Mobile phone use; Workplace productivity; Age differences in technology use; Age groups; Smartphone personal use; Social media