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Determining the Differences in Gender Usage of Computers in Nigeria

AN Umezulike, CM Ile

Abstract


The study was aimed at determining the gender differences in computer
usage among students in Nigeria. The study was a survey and was conducted using forty male and forty female business education students from the four tertiary institutions in Anambra State. Three research questions and three null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance were developed to guide the study. Data collected using a well structured questionnaire were analyzed using simple percentage, mean ratings and inferential t-test statistics. The results of the study revealed among other things that more female students made use of computer than males. However, both male and female students make regular visits to websites for academic information. The study also revealed that female students preferred educational and programming computer related jobs to hi-technical and field computer jobs which male students preferred most. However male and female students have high preference for managerial related computer jobs and show less interest in low position computer related jobs. It was recommended that every individual should be computer literate because time will come when it would become impossible for one to secure a good job if one is not computer literate.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v4i3.60271
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