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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(1): 16-23 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.1.1483

A Multilevel Study: Factors Influencing Taiwan Primary School Students' ICT Literacy

Yujiao Wang and I-Hua Chen

Abstract—Although information and communication technology (ICT) literacy is a key competence for students in the 21st century, most scholars only focus on ICT literacy in higher education and vocational education, while neglecting to discuss this competence on primary education. Given that it is not clear how various level factors affect primary school students' ICT literacy, this study conducted a multilevel analysis to examine the possible factors influencing primary school students’ ICT literacy. The data was released by Taiwan's administrative department in 2013, and the valid sample number is 943 students (including one of their parents) and 89 school deans. The results showed that: 1) The variables at student-level including gender, self-efficacy, ICT application in spare time and family salary income were significantly related to students' ICT literacy; 2) At the school-level, the larger the school size was, the higher the students' ICT literacy was.

Index Terms—ICT literacy, multilevel analysis, primary school student, school size.

Yujiao Wang is with the School of Educational Science, Liupanshui Normal University, Guizhou, China (e-mail:Wangyj_psych@yeah.net).
I-Hua Chen is with the Chinese Academy of Education Big Data, Qufu Normal University, Shandong, China (e-mail: aholechen@gmail.com).


Cite: Yujiao Wang and I-Hua Chen, "A Multilevel Study: Factors Influencing Taiwan Primary School Students' ICT Literacy," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 16-23, 2021.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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