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ERIC Number: EJ1071195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Prevalence of Online Reading among High School Students in Qatar: Evidence from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2009
Cheema, Jehanzeb R.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v10 n1 p41-54 2014
Recent research has suggested presence of a significant relationship between prevalence of online reading and reading literacy. In this study we examined the prevalence of online reading among 15-year old students in Qatar using a nationally representative sample of 8,089 students. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted at the item and scale levels in order to understand the relationship of online reading activities with computer use for schoolwork and entertainment, and demographic differences such as gender, grade and socioeconomic status. Our results suggest small but significant differences in mean online reading between boys and girls. Online reading was found to be strongly associated with both entertainment-and schoolwork-related use of computers at home but weakly associated with computer use at school. Implications were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Qatar
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A