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Internet use amongst teens: A case study in Kota Bharu, Malaysia


Saleh, Abdul Razak and Hibadullah, Cik Fazilah (2002) Internet use amongst teens: A case study in Kota Bharu, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Learning and Teaching (CoLT1, 2002), 14-16 Oktober 2002, Hatyai, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Internet is fast becoming an important tool for teens. The purpose of this study was to determine how teens in Malaysia use the Internet to support their social and academic activities.In particular, it was intended to find out the pattern of the Internet use, the effects of the Internet on the teens' learning process, the usefulness of the Internet, and the problems associated with its use.The population of the study was all form four students from thirty-five secondary schools in Kota Bharu, Malaysia.A random sample of 297 answered the questionnaire which constitute 199 (67.0%) male and 98 (33.0%) female students. Among the 297 respondents, 153 (51.5%) had computers at home.However, 54 (33.3%) respondents had computers which were not connected to the Internet while the other 99 (33.3%) could access the net.Most of the respondents (64.1%) primarily used the Internet for Internet Relay Chat (LRC).The second most important use of Internet was E-mail (15.2%).The internet users spent an average of 2.65 hours per week on Internet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Abdul Razak Saleh
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 04:05
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 04:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/7978

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