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ERIC Number: EJ855571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
Computer Use and Academic Development in Secondary Schools
Lee, Sang Min; Brescia, William; Kissinger, Dan
Computers in the Schools, v26 n3 p224-235 2009
Several studies provide preliminary evidence that computer use is positively related to academic performance; however, no clear relationship has yet been established. Using a national database, we analyzed how students' school behavior (i.e., evaluated by English and math teachers) and standardized test scores (e.g., math and reading) are related to computer use for school work or other than school work for the tenth grade student. While controlling socioeconomic status (SES), home computer access, parental involvement, and students' academic expectation variables, the students who used a computer for one hour per day showed more positive school behaviors and higher reading and math test scores. This article concludes with implications for future study to better understand the impact of computer use on adolescent academic development. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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