Study Says Girls, Not Boys, Hurt By Compulsive Texting
A new psychological study has found girls who text compulsively perform worse in school, yet boys with the same degree of compulsion aren't affected.By Ryan Biek | October 13, 2015
For some, texting can become a compulsion –– but it might be hurting girls more than boys.
In study of roughly 400 eighth- and 11th-graders published this month in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, girls were far more likely to text compulsively than boys.
And, because of it, those girls were more likely to have academic problems, like lower GPAs and increased feelings of incompetence. Boys who texted compulsively didn't have the same academic problems.