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ERIC Number: EJ1165968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Exploring the Influence of Parental Involvement and Socioeconomic Status on Teen Digital Citizenship: A Path Modeling Approach
Wang, Xianhui; Xing, Wanli
Educational Technology & Society, v21 n1 p186-199 2018
One important aspect of digital citizenship, defined as "the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use," is to reinforce ethical online behavior and discourage risky conduct. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of parental involvement and socioeconomic status on teens digital citizenship, which includes: digital access, digital etiquette, and digital safety. A research-based path model was developed to explain causal relationships between these factors. This model was tested based on data gathered from 270 teens and their parents. The results provided significant evidence in support of the following hypothesized model: teens whose parents were more involved in their technology usage and online activities have higher reported levels of digital etiquette and digital safety; teens whose parents have better socioeconomic status have higher level of digital access, digital etiquette and digital safety. Overall, parental involvement and socioeconomic status was found to positively predict teen digital citizenship. The study findings have the potential for guiding future model development and to further influence positive social change by supporting parents and educators to promote online safety and digital citizenship development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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