The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Cross-cultural comparison of women students' attitudes toward the Internet and usage: China and the UK

Li, Nai; Kirkup, Gill and Hodgson, Barbara (2001). Cross-cultural comparison of women students' attitudes toward the Internet and usage: China and the UK. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 4(3) pp. 415–426.

URL: http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/10949...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

This article is an analysis and discussion of early returns of a large-scale study. It reports on women students' attitudes toward the Internet and usage in educational contexts from a cross-cultural perspective; cultural issues related to the Internet were also explored. An initial sample of 79 Chinese students was compared with a similar sample of 91 British students. These are the early returns from a much larger survey. Students were presented with a questionnaire about their use of and attitudes toward the Internet. The results clearly demonstrate the existence of cultural differences between two samples in terms of attitudes toward the Internet and usage characteristics. Chinese students reported far less experience of computers and the Internet, but were far more positive about them than the British. It was of particular interest that usage was also found to be related to certain cultural and background characteristics of students in each country. The paper concludes with recommendations for future research, and implications for education are also addressed.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1094-9313
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 603
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/603
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk