Abstract

The government of Malaysia has emphasized the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for developing the rural community It is important to investigate the ICT usage among the rural adolescents particularly its effect on of socio-demographic This study seek to identify the ICT usage patterns among rural adolescents in Bukit Serampang, Johor, Malaysia. A survey with nominal research data was adopted as the method for the study. A descriptive and inference analysis through questionnaire involving 477 adolescents aged between 11 and 17 years old was carried out. Findings from the analysis suggest that the respondents who are of generation Y responded positively and prominently towards ICT usage including the tools such as computers, ipads, ipods, smartphones and other gadgets which use internet facility. It has also been found that in overall there is a significant difference in ICT usage between genders and age groups of the male and female adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-349
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume76
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015

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Information and Communication Technology
Communication
Malaysia
Smartphones
Questionnaire
Categorical or nominal
Internet

Keywords

  • ICT skills and pattern
  • ICT usage
  • Rural adolescents and ICT gender
  • Socio-economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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