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A Four-Country Investigation of Factors Facilitating Student Internet Use

Abstract : Education and national culture may influence Internet use. The present study explored factors that might facilitate college students' use of the Internet across samples in four countries: India, Mauritius, Reunion Island (an overseas Department of France), and the United States. Questionnaire data was collected on students' extent and frequency of Internet use. Also, structured items asked about the factors that would help them to use the Internet more. Data was analyzed using dummy-coded multiple regression so as to compare responses across the country groups. The U.S. sample was coded as the reference group so that the regression coefficients in the equation provided a comparison between the U.S. sample and each other country represented. Further country comparisons were made using t-tests for differences between the regression coefficients. Results suggested that there was more Internet use in the U.S. sample compared to the others. The Non-Western samples also reported greater desire for Internet access
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Marcelline Fusilier, Dr Subhash Durlabhji, Alain Cucchi, Michael Collins. A Four-Country Investigation of Factors Facilitating Student Internet Use. Cyber Psychology and Behavior, 2005, 8 (5), pp.454--464. ⟨10.1089/cpb.2005.8.454⟩. ⟨hal-01704006⟩



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