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ERIC Number: EJ1130134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
A Connected Generation? Digital Inequalities in Elementary and High School Students According to Age and Socioeconomic Level
Collin, Simon; Karsenti, Thierry; Ndimubandi, Alexis; Saffari, Hamid
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v42 n5 spec iss Fall 2016
The objective of this article was to better understand the relationship between students' age and socioeconomic level, and its influence on students' digital uses. We conducted a quantitative study of 401 elementary and high school students in Quebec. Four independent variables were initially selected: two related to age (actual age and education level) and two others related to the socioeconomic environment (school poverty index and parents' employment status). The dependent variable that represented students' digital uses was the number of different technologies they used weekly. We conducted correlation tests followed by a linear regression analysis. Socioeconomic level appears to have a stronger influence on students' digital uses compared to age, and explanations for this are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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