Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBowler, Bill
dc.contributor.authorBratberg, Lyndsey
dc.contributor.authorCavaleri, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorLorge, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorPitiger, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T20:59:13Z
dc.date.available2020-05-29T20:59:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/80193
dc.descriptionAn article that appeared in JASS, issue 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractStress in everyday life is associated with many adverse health effects. A variety of studies have explored specific triggers for a stress response, and have identified cell phone use as a potential cause of stress. The objective of this study was to observe the stress response caused by a cell phone ringing while taking a written multiple choice test. The subjects of the study were young adults. The test served as a distraction from each participant’s cell phone by requiring the participant to focus their attention on the test questions. During the test, electrodermal activity (EDA), heart rate, and respiration rate were recorded. It was hypothesized that there would be an increase in EDA, heart rate and respiration rate when a subjects’ personal cell phone rang while they were focused on completing the test. The data displayed a statistically significant increase in EDA activity after the phone rang, however; a significant increase was not observed in heart rate or respiration rate. Overall, the results of this study suggest that there is a significant physiological stress response to the distraction of a ringing cell phone when measured in terms of EDA.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS)en_US
dc.subjectauditoryen_US
dc.subjectcell phoneen_US
dc.subjectelectrodermal activity (EDA)en_US
dc.subjectdistractionen_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.subjectheart rateen_US
dc.subjectrespiration rateen_US
dc.titleThe Physiological Effects of Stress Induced by the Distraction of a Ringing Cell Phoneen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record