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Gender, Computer Access and Use as Predictors of Nigerian Undergraduates’ Computer Proficiency

AO Agbatogun
OM Lawunmi


This study X-rayed the contributions of gender, access to computer and
computer use to the Nigerian undergraduates’ computer proficiency. Three
hundred and fifteen (315) undergraduates from the Faculty of Education of
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria served as the sample for this study.
The instruments used for the data collection were Computer Access and
Usage Scale (CAUS) and Computer Proficiency Scale (CPS). The data
collected were analysed using simple percentages, standard deviation,
Analysis of Variance and Multiple regression statistics. Meanwhile, the
findings revealed that gender, access to computer and computer usage jointly predicted the student’s computer proficiency. However, gender had the least predictive power of the criterion variable. Recommendations based on the outcome of this study were highlighted in this paper.

Keywords: Gender, Computer-access, Computer Use, Undergraduates,
Computer Proficiency