ERIC Number: EJ845169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Use of School Resource Centre-Based Computers in Leisure Time by Teenage Pupils
Shenton, Andrew K.
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v40 n2 p123-137 2008
Little research has investigated young people's use of school computers outside lessons, a deficiency that prompted the writing of this paper. The ICT-related behaviour of pupils within the Resource Centre of an English high school is scrutinized, with data collected through observation and online questionnaire. The computers, which were especially popular before and after school, were heavily employed for private e-mailing, and their exploitation for personal purposes was greater than that for school work. E-mailing was particularly common among girls, whilst many boys spent much time playing games. Game playing had plummeted by Sixth Form level, however, and academic use was more prevalent among this age group. (Contains 9 tables.)
Descriptors: High Schools, Age, Games, Leisure Time, Students, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Gender Differences, Data Collection, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)