Vol.8, No.1, February 2019.                                                                                                                                                                             ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Intra and Intergenerational Digital Divide through ICT Literacy, Information Acquisition Skills, and Internet Utilization Purposes: An Analysis of Gen Z


Feriha Soysal, Büşra Alma Çallı, Erman Coşkun


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 264-274, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM81-37, February 2019.


Received: 09 December 2018.
Accepted: 29 January 2019.
Published: 27 February 2019.




The aim of this study is to measure and assess information and communications technology (ICT) literacy and information acquisition skills of high school students and their parents, and to determine factors associated with different levels of ICT literacy and information acquisition skills. Within the scope of the study, a measurement model was developed to examine the ICT literacy from technical and cognitive aspects. A framework for assessing information acquisition skills was proposed in order to distinguish cognitive capabilities from technical ones and to conduct comparative analysis. Besides, ICT literacy levels for students and parents were analyzed based on different criteria and significant differences were explored. ICT literacy and information acquisition scores of students and parents were compared and differences were demonstrated. Further, Internet utilization purposes for students and parents were examined and presented.


Keywords – ICT literacy, digital literacy, information, digital divide.



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