Sustaining internet usage in the emerging digital economy

Transforming urban living?

Ali Salman, Mohd. Yusof Abdullah, Normah Mustaffa, Wan Amizah Wan Mahmud

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Abstract

Malaysia is undergoing tremendous development programs towards a developed nation. ICT initiative is one of the strategies to facilitate the implementation of economic, social and cultural development in the society. The embrace (adoption) of ICT among the people depends on many factors which facilitate or inhibit the use of ICT. The purpose of this paper is to determine the factors that facilitate internet usage among urban dwellers living in the Klang Valley, an area comprising the capital city, Kuala Lumpur and parts of the state of Selangor. This is crucial in order to trace the impact of various public sector ICT initiatives like the High Speed Broadband (HSBB). The study distributed 303 questionnaires to respondents who were sampled from internet users. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were used to analyse the data. The descriptive statistics included frequency, percentages, means and standard deviation while the inferential statistics included reliability test, means and multiple regressions. The results of the study showed that factors such as interpersonal and social network, perceived and realized benefits and communication channels facilitate internet usage. Implication of this usage is expected to reflect on urban living with regard to the use of Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Asian Pacific Communication
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Digital economy
  • Digital inclusion
  • Internet usage
  • Interpersonal and social network
  • Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
  • Transforming urban living

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Communication
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Sustaining internet usage in the emerging digital economy : Transforming urban living? / Salman, Ali; Abdullah, Mohd. Yusof; Mustaffa, Normah; Wan Mahmud, Wan Amizah.

In: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2015, p. 169-180.

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