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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 9, No. 2 (2013) open journal systems 


Quantity and quality of computer use and academic achievement: Evidence from a large-scale international test program

Jehanzeb R. Cheema, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bo Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Abstract
This study looked at the effect of both quantity and quality of computer use on achievement. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 student survey comprising of 4,356 students (boys, n = 2,129; girls, n = 2,227) was used to predict academic achievement from quantity and quality of computer use while controlling for demographic differences. A weighted least squares hierarchical multiple regression approach was utilized. Both the quantity and quality of computer usage were found to be significant predictors of achievement. Implications were discussed.


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