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ERIC Number: EJ1054529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
The Role of Arts-Related Information and Communication Technology Use in Problem Solving and Achievement: Findings from the Programme for International Student Assessment
Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Martin, Andrew J.; Anderson, Michael; Gibson, Robyn; Sudmalis, David
Journal of Educational Psychology, v106 n2 p348-363 May 2014
Drawing on the Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 data set comprising over 190,000 15-year-old students in 25 countries, the current study sought to examine the role of arts-related information and communication technology (ICT) use in students' problem-solving skill and science and mathematics achievement. Structural equation modeling indicated that the quality of arts-related ICT use positively predicted problem-solving skill, whereas the quantity of arts-related ICT use negatively predicted problem-solving skill. Importantly, however, there was an interaction between quality and quantity of ICT use such that the detrimental effect of the frequency of arts-related ICT use was more pronounced among students with low-quality ICT use than for those with high- and moderate quality ICT use. Analyses also showed that the effects of arts-related ICT use on achievement were primarily mediated by problem-solving skill. Findings hold educational implications for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers seeking to optimize the cognitive and academic benefits of ICT in the arts and the school more broadly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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