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ERIC Number: EJ1240474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Ownership and Use of Mobile Devices among Adolescents in Indonesia
Pratama, Ahmad R.; Scarlatos, Lori L.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v48 n3 p356-384 Mar 2020
This article offers insights into the ownership and use of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) among Indonesian middle and high school students. The study is based on primary data collected from a survey of 1,157 students at two middle schools and two high schools from two different regions in Indonesia. Data analysis includes multiple correspondence analysis and logistic regression models. The findings show that both ownership and use of mobile devices varies significantly among students of different sex, age, location, and most importantly socioeconomic status. This article also reports the use of mobile apps in three separate categories (i.e., educational apps, social media, and mobile games), showing some differences in duration and frequency of mobile apps use between different group of students. These findings can serve as a foundation for further research on how mobile technology can be used to improve educational attainment in Indonesia and other developing countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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