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Derikvandi Z, Derikvandi A. Attitudes towards digital gap among university students, and its relationship with educational progress and socioeconomic status. jmed. 2017; 11 (4) :310-318
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-708-en.html
Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran , zderikvandi68@gmail.com
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Introduction: Digital gap may exist in national scale, among organizations and other groups of society, since it is an indicative of inequality in information technology ground and communication. This study aims to investigate the attitude towards digital gap among students, and its relationship with educational progress and socio-economic  status (SES) of university students at Alborz University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This was a cross sectional analytic study. students were randomly selected according to multistage cluster method. The tools for collecting data were Davis (1989) questionnaire on attitude towards internet, and  a researcher made questionnaire. The formal validity of the questionnaires is confirmed by a panel of experts, Cronbach's alpha's coefficient was also calculated. Pearson coefficient were calculated andindependent T- test was used for analyzing the data.

Result: The analysis of data indicates that there is a meaningful relationship between the attitude towards digital gap and educational progress, and also SES of the students. Furthermore, there was adifferences between the attitudes of males (48.7) and felames (46.5) toward digital gap (p=0.01).

Conclusion:There is an attitude towards digital gap in university students. Interventions are needed to close the digital gaps in studnets.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/6 | Accepted: 2017/01/24 | Published: 2017/06/24

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