Gender Factor in Computer Anxiety, Knowledge and Utilization among Senior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria.
The study investigated the influence of computer anxiety and knowledge on computer utilization among senior secondary school students in Ogun state, Nigeria. A sample of four hundred students randomly selected from twenty secondary schools participated in the study. Ex-post facto research design method was adopted for the study. Research questions were answered using inferential statistics at 0.05 level of significance. Analysis of data revealed that there is significant difference between male and female students with regards to computer utilization (t=5.09, p<0.05). Male students use computers more frequently than their female counterparts. There is no significant difference between male and female students‘ computer anxiety (t=1.005, p>0.05). There is significant relationship between computer knowledge and computer utilization(r=+0.276, p<0.05). It was recommended that adequate training in the use of computer tools should be stressed in the curriculum of the teacher-trainees and government should make provision for enough computers in schools.
Keywords: Computer anxiety, computer knowledge, computer utilization, gender, students