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Effect of qualification in ICT, age and income on use of computers among postgraduate students in Makerere University School of Education.

Bakkabulindi, F. E. K.; Sekabembe, Beatrice; Shopi, J.M.; Kiyingi, G.

Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between: qualification in using ICT, age and level of income; and use of computers among postgraduate students in Makerere University School of Education. The study was carried out following a cross-sectional survey design and involved 69 students. Primary data, which were collected using a self-administered questionnaire, were analysed using summary statistics, t-test, analysis of variance, correlation and multiple regression analyses. The study found an insignificant relationship between possession of qualifications in using ICT and the use of computers; a significantly negative relationship between age and the use of computers; and a significantly positive relationship between level of income and the use of computers. It was, therefore, concluded that possession of qualifications in using ICT is not sufficient to enhance the use of computers; age can negatively affect the utilisation of computers; and income enhances the utilisation of computers. Thus, it is recommended that, to enhance the use of computers among the said students, relevant managers should give special ICT training to the older students; and provide access to computers, to ensure that students whose incomes do not enable them to acquire personal computers have access.

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Document Title: Effect of qualification in ICT, age and income on use of computers among postgraduate students in Makerere University School of Education.
Journal: Journal of Science and Sustainable Development
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 51-57


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Age, Computer Literacy, Income, ICT (Information & Communication Technology), Skills Development, Student Learning, Makerere University, Postgraduate Students, Uganda


File Size:68 KB
Rights:Permission granted by authors and publisher
Date Added:18 March 2010


Bakkabulindi, F. E. K.; Sekabembe, Beatrice; Shopi, J.M.; Kiyingi, G. (2009). Effect of qualification in ICT, age and income on use of computers among postgraduate students in Makerere University School of Education. Article published in Journal of Science and Sustainable Development, Uganda Martyrs University. Vol.2(1) pp.51-57.