A socioeconomic related 'digital divide' exists in how, not if, young people use computers
MetadataShow full item record
Government initiatives have tried to ensure uniform computer access for young people; however a divide related to socioeconomic status (SES) may still exist in the nature of information technology (IT) use. This study aimed to investigate this relationship in 1,351 Western Australian children between 6 and 17 years of age. All participants had computer access at school and 98.9% at home. Neighbourhood SES was related to computer use, IT activities, playing musical instruments, and participating in vigorous physical activity. Participants from higher SES neighbourhoods were more exposed to school computers, reading, playing musical instruments, and vigorous physical activity. Participants from lower SES neighbourhoods were more exposed to TV, electronic games, mobile phones, and non-academic computer activities at home. These patterns may impact future economic, academic, and health outcomes. Better insight into neighbourhood SES influences will assist in understanding and managing the impact of computer use on young people's health and development.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Musculoskeletal outcomes in children using computers : a model representing the relationships between user correlates, computer exposure and musculoskeletal outcomesHarris, Courtenay (2010)The etiology of musculoskeletal outcomes associated with the use of information technology (IT) has predominately been defined by studies of adults in their work environments. Theories explaining the causation of work ...
Socio-demographic factors and neighbourhood social cohesion influence adults' willingness to grant children greater independent mobility: A cross-sectional studySchoeppe, S.; Duncan, M.; Badland, H.; Alley, S.; Williams, S.; Rebar, Amanda; Vandelanotte, C. (2015)© 2015 Schoeppe et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Background: In developed countries, children's independent mobility levels are low. Built ...
Newhouse, Christopher P. (1987)This study used interpretive research techniques to investigate the factors which affect the computer literacy of secondary students. The necessity that students to be prepared for life and work in a computer technology ...