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Empirical Study of Digital Poverty: A Case Study of a University of Technology in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Manduna, Watson
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-06T06:47:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-06T06:47:21Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1826
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This research evaluates the availability and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by students from disadvantaged and privileged families studying Computer Science at a University of Technology in South Africa. A questionnaire was distributed to a stratified random sample of 50 first- and 20 thirdyear students. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze and present the results of the study. The results suggested that a low level of education is associated with digitally poor people. Results of the research also proposed that men had more opportunities of using ICTs than women. The more economically poor a family was, the more digital poor it was. The research also showed that living in the rural areas seems to decrease the probability of being (more) digitalized. The results of the study were later used to create a framework for assessing the degree of ICT usage and to group the population into digital poverty levels. en_US
dc.format.extent 148 272 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Communication en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 7;Issue 2
dc.subject Digital Barrier en_US
dc.subject Digital Deficiency Framework en_US
dc.subject Economically Empowered en_US
dc.subject Information en_US
dc.subject Communications Technology Usage en_US
dc.subject Social Gap en_US
dc.subject Digital Haves en_US
dc.subject Have Nots en_US
dc.title Empirical Study of Digital Poverty: A Case Study of a University of Technology in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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