Journal article

Computer use at schools and associations with social-emotional outcomes - A holistic approach. Findings from the longitudinal study of Australian Children

Maria Hatzigianni, Athanasios Gregoriadis, Marilyn Fleer

COMPUTERS & EDUCATION | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

In drawing upon cultural-historical theory, this paper reports on the use of computers in Australian schools where a holistic analysis was undertaken to explore the possible associations with social-emotional outcomes. By conducting a quantitative analysis framed around a conceptual model that used the concept of perezhivanie, it was possible to examine a sample of 3345 children (8-9 years old) who participated in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (wave 5) and to fill a gap in the literature on whether computer use has an influence on three social-emotional outcomes: self-concept, emotional problems and school liking. Findings suggest that Australian children are using computers ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The preparation of this paper was supported by the Excellence in Research in Early Years Education Collaborative Research Network, an initiative funded through the Australian Government's Collaborative Research Network (CRN) programs.