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ERIC Number: EJ1180844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
Digital Equity and Students' Home Computing: A Hong Kong Study
Yuen, Allan H. K.; Lau, Wilfred W. F.; Park, Jae Hyung; Lau, Gervas K. K.; Chan, Albert K. M.
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v25 n4 p509-518 Aug 2016
This study explores digital equity by examining gender and socioeconomic differences in students' use of computers at home. It presents research findings of a territory-wide survey of 825 eighth-graders from 36 secondary schools in Hong Kong. Results of MANOVAs and ANOVAs indicate significant socioeconomic and gender effects on the home computing of students, including (1) socioeconomic difference in access and hours of computer use, learning-related use and parental mediation in guidance and (2) gender difference in learning-related use, and parental mediation in guidance and worry. No interaction effect was observed. The research provides empirical evidence that will stimulate discussion on issues regarding digital equity and students' home computing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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