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ERIC Number: EJ768873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
The Influence of Gender on Attitudes, Perceptions, and Uses of Technology
Bain, Connie D.; Rice, Margaret L.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v39 n2 p119-132 Win 2006
This study investigates whether gender has an effect on students' attitudes toward, and their uses of, technology. Data were collected from 59 sixth grade students to examine their attitudes toward and uses of technology by means of The Computer Survey (TCS), computer logs, interviews, classroom observations, field notes, and student work. One of the major findings of the study was that gender differences in attitudes, perceptions, and uses of computers were not found to be significant. The results of this study indicate that gender does affect students' attitudes toward technology for the participants of this study. The majority of females do not perceive computers as being difficult for themselves, other females, or males. However, several males indicated they were better at using the computer than females. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama