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ICT as cultural capital: the relationship between socioeconomic status and the computer-use profile of young people

Jo Tondeur UGent, Ilse Sinnaeve UGent, Mieke Van Houtte UGent and Johan van Braak UGent (2011) NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY. 13(1). p.151-168
abstract
This study explores the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and the computer-use profile of 1241 school students in Flanders, the northern region of Belgium. More specifically, the article examines whether varying patterns of computer access, attitudes, competencies and uses can be seen as constituting differences in cultural capital. Additionally, gender was included in the survey as an important background characteristic in digital divide research. Path analysis was used to model the complex relationships between the influencing factors upon the ICT-related variables. What emerged from the analyses was that SES affects the computer-use profile only moderately. No relationship between SES and computer ownership was found. Moreover, the acquisition of ICT competencies can no longer be attributed to computer ownership. Apart from a small effect on ICT use (a higher SES tends to be associated with more ICT use), SES does not seem to affect the computer-use profile of young people in Flanders.
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subject
keyword
information and communication technology (ICT), gender, digital divide, cultural capital, secondary school students, DIGITAL DIVIDE, EDUCATIONAL-ATTAINMENT, INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL, STUDENTS, IMPACT, INEQUALITIES, ACHIEVEMENT, NETHERLANDS, INTEGRATION
journal title
NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY
New media soc.
editor
Steve Jones
volume
13
issue
1
pages
151 - 168
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000287517600010
JCR category
COMMUNICATION
JCR impact factor
1.394 (2011)
JCR rank
16/71 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
1461-4448
DOI
10.1177/1461444810369245
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1194991
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1194991
date created
2011-03-23 09:06:12
date last changed
2015-06-17 09:30:55
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  author       = {Tondeur, Jo and Sinnaeve, Ilse and Van Houtte, Mieke and van Braak, Johan},
  editor       = {Jones, Steve},
  issn         = {1461-4448},
  journal      = {NEW MEDIA \& SOCIETY},
  keyword      = {information and communication technology (ICT),gender,digital divide,cultural capital,secondary school students,DIGITAL DIVIDE,EDUCATIONAL-ATTAINMENT,INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY,SCHOOL,STUDENTS,IMPACT,INEQUALITIES,ACHIEVEMENT,NETHERLANDS,INTEGRATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {151--168},
  title        = {ICT as cultural capital: the relationship between socioeconomic status and the computer-use profile of young people},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444810369245},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Tondeur, Jo, Ilse Sinnaeve, Mieke Van Houtte, and Johan van Braak. 2011. “ICT as Cultural Capital: The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and the Computer-use Profile of Young People.” Ed. Steve Jones. New Media & Society 13 (1): 151–168.
APA
Tondeur, J., Sinnaeve, I., Van Houtte, M., & van Braak, J. (2011). ICT as cultural capital: the relationship between socioeconomic status and the computer-use profile of young people. (S. Jones, Ed.)NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY, 13(1), 151–168.
Vancouver
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Tondeur J, Sinnaeve I, Van Houtte M, van Braak J. ICT as cultural capital: the relationship between socioeconomic status and the computer-use profile of young people. Jones S, editor. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY. 2011;13(1):151–68.
MLA
Tondeur, Jo, Ilse Sinnaeve, Mieke Van Houtte, et al. “ICT as Cultural Capital: The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and the Computer-use Profile of Young People.” Ed. Steve Jones. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY 13.1 (2011): 151–168. Print.