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ERIC Number: EJ832992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
The Effect of Home Computer Use on Jordanian Children: A Parental Perspective
Khasawneh, Omar M.; Al-Awidi, Hamed M.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v39 n3 p267-284 2008
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of computer technology on Jordanian children from the perspectives of their parents. The sample of the study consisted of 127 participants. Each participant is a parent of a child or children who owned a personal computer. Our findings revealed some of the positive as well as negative changes that have been manifested as a result of using computers. The study showed that children's behavior changes as a result of computer use. For example, children became less active as they spend time on the computer and less time devoted to exercising and playing. The most essential finding of this study was that a large number of parents reported that their children familiarized themselves with computer functions and parts and technological and computer concepts, such as chatting, e-mail, and digital games. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan