Title: The Influence of Gender and Ethnicity on the Use of ICT in Higher Education: A Case of Arts and Social Sciences Students in Universiti Malaya
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Author: Rathore, Animesh S.
Degree: Master of Arts , Southeast Asian Studies , 2008.
Advisor: Drew McDaniel O. (Advisor)
While most studies on ICT use among students have typically focused on students in the field of science and technology, this study focuses on a group that has seldom been studied for its ICT use”students in Arts and Social Sciences. Based on a survey of 32 students conducted at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Universiti Malaya during December 2006, this study examines the relationships among gender, ethnicity, and students™ ICT use. The findings of this study suggest that the female students spent significantly more time using ICT for study purposes than males. The interviews with faculty members revealed that female students spent more time on studies and were less likely to cheat or plagiarize. However, the study found no such difference between Bumiputra and non-Bumiputra students.
Communication; Cultural anthropology; Education; Gender; Mass media; Multicultural education; Social research; Womens studies
Malaysia; Gender; ICT; Ethnic; Information Communication Technology; Culture
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