PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SMARTPHONE ADDICTION AS CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
The study examined personality traits and smartphone addiction as correlates of academic performance among undergraduates. The participants were 55 undergraduates who volunteered from a randomly selected level in the department of psychology in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. Participants comprised of 22 males and 33 females with mean age 23.09 years and standard deviation 8.47 years. The study adopted correlation design, and data analysis was done using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Result reveal that personality traits were significant in all its domains except Openness to experience. Also, smartphone addiction was significant at r = .16, p < .05. All hypothesis were confirmed. It was concluded that both personality traits and smartphone addiction predicted academic performance among undergraduates in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
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