Terengganu Schools Extent of Computer Literacy and Internet Usage

Gopala Krishnan Sekharan Nair, Rozlan Abdul Rahim, Roszainora Setia, Aileen Farida binti Mohd Adam, Norhayati Husin, Elangkeeran Sabapathy, Razita Mohamad, Shahidatul Maslina Mat So’od, Nurul Izatee Md Yusoff, Razifa Mohd Razlan, Nur Amalia Abd Jalil, Salina Mohamed, Norhafiza Abu Seman

Abstract


This study investigated the computer literacy and Internet usage levels in a semi-urban school in the East Coast of Terengganu. The study also investigates whether if there existed a significant relationship between computer literacy level and Internet usage skills. Further, the researcher also found out whether SES level and gender have a bearing on the computer literacy level of the sample. The instrument distributed to the students was found to have a strong reliability. Both the computer literacy and Internet usage levels of the sample were found to be satisfactorily high as indicated by the respective means. Correlation analysis was done to find out if there existed a significant relationship between computer literacy and Internet usage skills. It was found that a significant positive relationship exists between computer literacy and Internet usage (r = 0.003, p<0.05). Lastly the researcher used the comparison of means and t-testing to find out if income group or gender has a bearing on computer literacy of the sample. No significant difference in the literacy level was found between the two genders or between the income groups. This sample comes from a rural area, future researchers should replicate this study using an urban sample.

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