An Investigation of Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Digital Technology

ID: 49916 Type: Full Paper
  1. Emine Cabı, Baskent University, Turkey

Wednesday, November 16 11:15-11:45 AM Location: Edison F View on map

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Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine adolescents' attitudes towards technology in terms of several variables. The participants this research consisted of 155 students studying in 9th, 10th and 11th grade at a Commercial Vocational High School and an Anatolian High School. A Scale of Attitude towards Digital Technology developed by Cabı (2016) was used to determine students’ attitudes towards digital technology. The scale consists of eight dimensions. The reliability of these dimensions varied between 0.86 and 0.61.The data obtained from the attitude scale were analyzed by using t-test and ANOVA in SPSS. The results of the data analyses shows that there are significant differences between certain dimensions of the students' attitudes towards technology and type of school, gender, frequency of computer use, the education level of the mother and father. However, no significant difference was found between students' grade level and attitudes towards technology.


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