A study of gender differences in ICT competency

Kelvin C K WONG*, Kwok Wai CHEUNG

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, gender digital divide has been widely researched and discussed. Previous studies have focused on computer attitudes, anxiety, use and experience. The purpose of this study is to examine gender difference empirically in ICT competency in first year undergraduate students. The results revealed that females' scores were statistical significant higher than males' scores on five assessment components out of seven. Our conjecture, as supported by some related work in the literature, is that the social use of ICT in daily life due to the widespread of smart phones and tablets may reduce or even remove the gender digital gap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICIDT 2012, 8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology
PublisherIEEE
Pages12-14
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9788988678695
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Event8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology, ICIDT 2012 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICIDT 2012, 8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology
Volume1

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology, ICIDT 2012
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period26/06/1228/06/12

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software

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