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Academic, Emotional Problems Tied To E-Devices

A new Kent State University study says college students who spend hours each day online, texting or talking on cell phones are more anxious, less happy and get lower grades. Researchers say this appears to be the first study correlating cell phone use to anxiety and happiness. Researchers interviewed 536 students representing 82 different majors. The students recorded daily cell phone use. Each took validated social science tests that measure anxiety and satisfaction with their life, or happiness.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.