Gender differences in the patterns of Internet use among students : a case study of the University of Zambia

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dc.contributor.author Khanal, Shrwan Kumar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-25T08:03:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-25T08:03:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210252783 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/40086
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to examine differences in the patterns of Internet use between male and female students at the University of Zambia. The patterns of internet use are examined in terms of the experience, frequency and the place of Internet use. The gender and technology theory has been envisaged as the basic foundation of this study. The theory claims that technologies in general are created by men and thus serve their interests at first. The study was carried out by applying a cross-sectional survey method in autumn 2007. The empirical data was collected by using a structured questionnaire and targeted at 300 randomly sampled students at the University of Zambia. The analysis is based on 215 respondents. The data consists of several questions of which nine structured questions were used in the study at hand. The first six questions are related to the personal characteristics of respondents and other three to the patterns of Internet use. The study reveals that men have longer Internet experience then women. However, Internet use experience and gender turned out to be independent variables. In the same way, men proved to be more frequent users than women. Statistical tests showed a strong association (p<0.05) between gender and the frequency of Internet use. Finally, the study found no direct association between gender and the place of Internet use. However, gender played a significant role in determining the place of Internet use when the effects of age, educational level and school factors were controlled. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other gender differences
dc.subject.other Internet
dc.subject.other University of Zambia
dc.subject.other place
dc.subject.other user experience
dc.title Gender differences in the patterns of Internet use among students : a case study of the University of Zambia
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210252783
dc.subject.ysa sukupuolierot
dc.subject.ysa yliopistot
dc.subject.ysa Internet
dc.subject.ysa käyttö
dc.subject.ysa käyttäjäkokemus
dc.subject.ysa Sambia
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Social Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Yhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine yhteiskuntapolitiikka fi
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