International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Relationship between Text Message Volume and SAT Writing Test Scores
Dr. Brian J. Wardyga

The purpose of this study was to reveal whether there is a relationship between students’ volume of text messaging and formal writing performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test writing section. The study also examined gender as a contributing variable in this measure. The design included a questionnaire that collected data to show whether any relationships exist that indicate a correlation between paired scores. The sample was taken from college freshmen who completed the SAT writing test before the fall 2011 semester. The results of the study showed a significant negative relationship between female students’ average monthly text message volume and SAT writing scores.

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