Study: Compulsive texting affecting teen girls’ grades

Texting and walking

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new study says compulsive texting could be hurting teen girls’ grades.

A study in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture said it followed more than 400 eighth and 11th graders from the same school district.

The research found some teens were losing sleep because they were staying up late to text. It found compulsive texting only had a negative effect on girls’ grades, not boys.

The study is not completely clear as to why only girls are affected negatively. It said it may be because girls are more likely to engage in obsessive, preoccupied thinking than boys are.

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