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The smartphone distractibility study

Smartphone distractibility has been associated with lower academic/work performance and stress. Distractibility relates to a state of micro-disengagements from a primary task due to smartphone use. Use of smartphones has been associated with experience of loss of attentional focus from the primary task. There is currently no comprehensive measure of distractibility caused by smartphone use. This study aims to validate a recently designed measure of smartphone distractibility.


We are looking for:

Participants, who are:

  • 18-50 years old
  • smartphone users


  • Online/home-based


There are no expenses for this study, but participants will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five Amzon vouchers, worth around £10.

Contact information:

For further information please see the study website here.

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