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The Effect of Mobile Technology on Face-to-Face Interactions among Teachers

Sherryl M. Montalbo, Dennis G. Caballes


The objective of this study is to investigate how the use of mobile technology devices affect the face-to-face interactions among college teachers. The research was carried out using researcher-made questionnaire distributed to 41 faculty members of Batangas State University. Statistical treatment of data include mean, t-test, ANOVA and and Pearson’s r. Results revealed that there is no significant difference in the frequency daily mobile technology device usage when grouped according to profile variables. Moreover, is an overall negative effect of mobile technology usage in doing daily tasks on the face-to-face interactions among teachers. Lastly, there is a negative correlation between the respondents’ mobile technology device usage and quality of face-to-face interactions based on Pearson’s correlation coefficient of -0.366 with a corresponding probability value of 0.019.


Mobile Technology, Communication, Human Relations, Teachers.

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