The Phubbing: The interference in communication within the classroom

Keywords: Fourth industrial revolution, Phubbing, Students, communication


Currently, the fourth industrial revolution and the advantages that it brings in relation to the use of technologies are discussed, which is also reflected in the educational field. Nowadays it is increasingly common to observe that students use the cell phone as a technological instrument that allows them to consult relevant information within the classroom, as well as perform various activities associated with the academic field. However, it has also increased the habit of misusing the mobile device by the student, by sending personal messages or entering various social pages without the authorization of their teachers and during classroom sessions, which generates interference of communication and is known as Phubbing. The objective of this research is to describe the different uses of the cell phone in a school day by university students of a technological educational institution in central Mexico. The study is quantitative, descriptive - correlational, transversal and non-experimental. A sample of 92 subjects was used. A questionnaire based on [1-3], among other authors, was applied. The main results obtained show that at least 30% of the students participating in the study use the cell phone in class for personal use, without the teacher's consent.


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