ERIC Number: ED444651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Digital Divide: Gender and Race Variations of Computer Use by NVCC Students. OIR Report.
Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.
The report presents the findings of the PC and Internet Survey, administered to Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) students in spring 1999. The survey examined NVCC students' access and use of personal computers, e-mail, and the Internet, both at home and at work. The report presents the findings by the gender and race of the respondents. The survey found that a larger percentage of white respondents (89%) had computer access than black respondents (79%). However, the differences among different racial groups at NVCC were not as marked as those observed in some national studies. Male respondents were more likely to have access to a home computer. Additionally, male respondents used a home computer more frequently and for more hours during the week than female respondents did. However, female respondents who had computer access at home were more likely to have e-mail access than were male respondents. Black respondents had the largest percentage of access to a computer at work (69%). Of students with computers at home, Hispanic males had the largest percentage of Internet access (100%), followed by Asian female respondents (91%). Black male respondents had the lowest Internet access (73%). (Contains 31 tables.) (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.