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ERIC Number: EJ1071441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Quantity and Quality of Computer Use and Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Large-Scale International Test Program
Cheema, Jehanzeb R.; Zhang, Bo
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v9 n2 p95-106 2013
This study looked at the effect of both quantity and quality of computer use on achievement. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 student survey comprising of 4,356 students (boys, n = 2,129; girls, n = 2,227) was used to predict academic achievement from quantity and quality of computer use while controlling for demographic differences such as gender, race, and socioeconomic status. A weighted ordinary least squares hierarchical multiple regression approach was utilized. Both the quantity and quality of computer usage were found to be significant predictors of achievement. Implications were discussed. This study differs from past research in that it investigates the simultaneous effect of both quality and quantity of computer use on academic achievement in context of a large-scale probability sample which allows projection of our analytical results to the entire population of 15-year old high school students in the U.S.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
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: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment