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EEO. 2019; 18(4): 2222-2230


DIGITAL DIVIDE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC AMONG UNDERGRADUAT STUDENTS OF PUNJAB, PAKISTAN

Imdad Ullah Khan, Luigi Pio Leonardo Cavaliere, Mazhar Ali.

Abstract
This study investigated the context of the digital divide among Undergraduate Students during COVID-19. The purpose of the study was to determine if the digital divide exists as regards access and use of ICT of Undergraduate Students. A questionnaire administrated to 350 stratified sample participants. The participants were asked to describe their profile and available ICT resources and their usage. The authors used quantitative research employing descriptive correlational survey technique and stratified sampling method. The construction of the instrument was based on the Digital Divide Survey. The study's central findings revealed that the digital divide does not exist as predicted by demographic factors such as age, sex, household income (monthly), and living areas. Furthermore, the analysis revealed that there is no significant relationship between those mentioned variables. This means that the digital divide Undergraduate Students regarding their access and use of ICT was found not to exist.

Key words: Digital Divide Survey; ICT; Undergraduate Students



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