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American Journal of Information Systems. 2016, 4(1), 1-6
DOI: 10.12691/ajis-4-1-1
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Gender and Age Comparison of Information Communication and Technology Usage among Ghanaian Higher Education Students

Samuel NiiBoi Attuquayefio1, and Hillar Addo2

1Information Technology Department, Methodist University College, Accra Ghana

2Information Technology Department, University of Professional Studies Accra, Ghana

Pub. Date: January 22, 2016

Cite this paper:
Samuel NiiBoi Attuquayefio and Hillar Addo. Gender and Age Comparison of Information Communication and Technology Usage among Ghanaian Higher Education Students. American Journal of Information Systems. 2016; 4(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/ajis-4-1-1

Abstract

The paper attempts to explore gender and age differences in intention to use ICT and ICT usage, by students of higher educational institutions in Ghana. Cross-sectional survey designed was employed for the data collection. The study was carried on 950 Ghanaian higher educational students. We use the t-test statistics to investigate the difference among groups. There was no difference in intention to use ICT between male and female student. However, there were significance differences in the use of ICT among gender, male students actually use the ICT for learning and research more than their female counterpart. There were mixed results in the use of ICT between the young and the old students, however, there was no significant difference in the use of ICT for learning and research. Promoters of ICT usage in higher education must institute measures that could bridge the gap between male and female ICT use behaviour. Self confidence building programs must be organized for the female student so that can comfortably communicate with their peers and lecturers.

Keywords:
intention to use ICT ICT usagez

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