ICT Use and Students’ Academic Performance: Evidence from PISA 2018 in Hong Kong (Abstract)

Jinxin Zhu

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Abstract

The advancement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is believed to facilitate learning and teaching. However, past studies reported mixed results regarding the linear association between students’ ICT use and academic performance. This study aims to examine the non-linear relation between students’ academic performance and their ICT use at school for general purpose, outside of school for homework, for leisure, and for social interaction. Multilevel analysis was conducted on a sample comprising 6,037 Hong Kong students involving in the PISA 2018. Background variables (e.g., gender, ICT self-efficacy, ICT resources at home, socioeconomic status, etc.) were statistically controlled. Results showed that ICT use at school and for social interaction have negative associations with academic achievement (measured by mathematics, science, and reading), whereas ICT use outside of school for homework and for leisure have non-linear (reversed-U) associations with academic achievement. These findings suggest that students should be cautious about ICT use. Appropriate use of ICT outside of school for homework and for leisure might benefit learning, whereas ICT use at school and for social interaction might be detrimental.

User-Defined Keywords

  • ICT use
  • Academic performance
  • PISA2018
  • Non-linear relationship

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