A study of the relationship between pupils and parents' computer literacy level and use


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.484-489 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.146
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.484-489
  • Keywords: Computer literacy, pupils and parents, computer use, INTERNET USE, GENDER
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to examine similarities, differences and relationship between students and parents in terms of computer and internet use, purposes and literacy. For this purpose, a survey was administered to 480 sixth; seventh and eighth grade pupils of primary schools and their parents in six different cities of Turkey. The first part of the survey elicits student's demographic data, computer and Internet use, and computer literacy while the second part examines same items for parents. Paired-sample t-tests indicated that students spend much time when using computer and Internet, that they have higher computer literacy than their parents. Students' purposes of using computer also differ from their parents. Pearson product-moment correlations showed almost no relation between students' and their parents' purposes of using computer. However, there is a positive but low relation between students and their parents regarding computer literacy. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu