Relationship between Screen Time Usage and Academic Performance among School Going Children from Regis School Runda in Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract:

Screen time usage activities have been linked to several negative health outcomes such as increased violence, low quality of life, poor body self-image, engagement in risky behaviors like drug and alcohol use, and cardio-metabolic diseases. The specific objectives of the study were: to assess the prevalence of screen time usage among school going children; to determine gender differences in screen time usage among school going children; and to establish relationship between screen time usage and academic performance among school going children from Regis School Runda in Nairobi. Descriptive correlational research design was adopted and a total of 117 respondents participated who were sampled via simple random sampling. Of the sample size 68.4% were mothers and 58.1% were aged between 38-47 years. The result of the study indicated that 40.9% of children use their parent’s smartphone or mobile phone, 33.9% use their own smartphone and 13% share with their siblings. On the amount time spent on screen time the findings showed that 73.9% spent less than 10 hours, 24.4% use between 10-19 hours on their devices and 1.7% used more than 20 hours on their devices. The average screen time hour was 7.78 (SD = 4.90). The mean for the screen time usage over the weekdays was 1.04 (SD =0.227) and on weekend 1.01 hours (SD=0.09). On gender difference in relation to smartphone usage the finding showed that there was no statistical gender difference in overall screen time usage t (113) = 1.690, p = 0.09 between boys and girls. On the relationship between screen time usage and academic performance indicated that there was no statistical relationship between screen time and academic performance (r = -0.03, p = 0.73). The study recommends that Regis school should periodically conduct parent and guardian workshops to create awareness on the effects of screen time and academic performance on their children.
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APA

Njururi, W (2024). Relationship between Screen Time Usage and Academic Performance among School Going Children from Regis School Runda in Nairobi, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-screen-time-usage-and-academic-performance-among-school-going-children-from-regis-school-runda-in-nairobi-kenya

MLA 8th

Njururi, Wachira "Relationship between Screen Time Usage and Academic Performance among School Going Children from Regis School Runda in Nairobi, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 04 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-screen-time-usage-and-academic-performance-among-school-going-children-from-regis-school-runda-in-nairobi-kenya. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

MLA7

Njururi, Wachira . "Relationship between Screen Time Usage and Academic Performance among School Going Children from Regis School Runda in Nairobi, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 04 May. 2024. Web. 21 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-screen-time-usage-and-academic-performance-among-school-going-children-from-regis-school-runda-in-nairobi-kenya >.

Chicago

Njururi, Wachira . "Relationship between Screen Time Usage and Academic Performance among School Going Children from Regis School Runda in Nairobi, Kenya" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-screen-time-usage-and-academic-performance-among-school-going-children-from-regis-school-runda-in-nairobi-kenya