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ERIC Number: EJ1202331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1307-9298
Longitudinal Impacts of Home Computer Use on Primary School Children's Reading and Mathematics Achievement
Talaee, Ebrahim; Sylva, Kathy; Evangelou, Maria; Noroozi, Omid
International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v11 n2 p125-134 Dec 2018
This study investigates the impact of children's Home Computer Use (HCU), both educational and recreational, on their achievement in Reading and Mathematics during primary school. The data are taken from a longitudinal study in England called Effective Provision of Preschool, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE). Hierarchical linear regressions were employed to investigate the main (direct) effects, and path analyses were applied to study the mediation (indirect) effects of HCU on pupils' school achievement. The main effect models indicated that HCU has very little 'extra' impact on children's school results over and beyond their prior achievement and demographic background. By contrast, results from path analyses showed a statistically significant mediation effect, through the home learning environment and self-regulation, on children's Reading and Mathematics scores. The implications of the findings for policy and practice are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)