Factors Affecting Students’ Accessibility and Utilization of ICT in Home Economics Education in University of Calabar

1Mary Arikpo Iyam, Christiana Out Oka

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Abstract:

This study empirically focused on factors affecting students’ accessibility and utilization of ICT in Home Economics Education in University of Calabar. To achieve the aim of this study, two specific objectives, two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated. The paper adopted descriptive survey design. The population for the study was 223 Home Economics students from three academic session of which 143 was sampled using stratified sampling method. A structured 4-point rating scale questionnaire which was duly validated by two experts in the field was used to collect data from the study. Data generated were analyzed using simple percentage while the two hypotheses were tested using Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient analysis at .05 level of significance. Findings showed that all the eight items of the questionnaire were factors affecting students’ accessibility and utilization of ICT in Home Economics Education in University of Calabar. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that both lectures and students should provide a written report on how they have accessed and utilized computer and encouraging students to share their experiences in class as well as publishing the benefits of computer.

Keywords:

Factors, Students’ Accessibility, Utilization, ICT, Home Economics Education

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 3
Pages5517-5525