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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Self-Reported Mobile Phone Use & Workplace Productivity between Age Groups Introduction

  • Open or Close Jyotsna M Kalavar1.* and Joshua Swinehart2

    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

Submission: March 15, 2018; Published: April 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.03.000555

ISSN: 2578-0093
Volume3 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

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