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Gender, school and class wise differences in level of Digital literacy among secondary school students in Pakistan

Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Volume 6, Number 2, Publisher: University of Arizona Libraries


The survey was conducted to assess the level of digital literacy among private secondary school students in Pakistan. A total of 344 students of grade 9 and 10 from three private schools were involved in this study. The descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal- Wallis test are used to analyze digital literacy. The study revealed that majority of students possesses adequate level of digital literacy; students demonstrated high level of skills in mobile usage and showed low level of skills in preventing computer from viruses. Moreover, the analysis showed insignificant difference in terms of the students’ digital literacy between male and female and between grade 9 and 10. However, significant difference is found in terms of digital literacy between the schools. Findings indicate students’ proficiency in digital literacy and points to the importance of developing strategies at policy and school level to help students exploit technological resources in a purposeful, safe and meaningful way.


Jan, S. (2018). Gender, school and class wise differences in level of Digital literacy among secondary school students in Pakistan. Issues and Trends in Educational Technology, 6(2),. University of Arizona Libraries. Retrieved January 23, 2019 from .

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