NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ972242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1469-7874
Towards an International Culture: Gen Y Students and SNS?
Lichy, Jessica
Active Learning in Higher Education, v13 n2 p101-116 Jul 2012
This article reports the findings of a small-scale investigation into the Internet user behaviour of generation Y (Gen Y) students, with particular reference to social networking sites. The study adds to the literature on cross-cultural Internet user behaviour with specific reference to Gen Y and social networking. It compares how a cohort of international students makes use of SNS for academic work and for recreational purposes. The study also explores the notion of "second-level digital divide" which holds that urban dwellers will use the Internet in a different way from suburban and rural dwellers. The findings point to broad areas of commonality among students and some disparity in their Internet user behaviour, indicating the importance of proceeding with caution when using technology-enhanced learning, to avoid over-generalizing the needs of the so-called Gen Y students. (Contains 4 tables and 8 figures.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France; Russia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A