The Use of Technology Inside and Outside The School Among Kuwaiti Students at The Intermediate Education Level
The purpose of this research study was to determine are their differences between how technology is used in and out school by grade level, gender and order? The instruments were two questionnaires called a survey of technology usage inside school and a survey of technology usage outside school. With 20 items in each instrument. All the students were 11 to 14 years of age, at four intermediate education levels: sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. The total sample size was N = 384 (185 boys, 199 girls). This study was conducted with grade sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth for both schools, students in intact classes. All grade level, gender and order were administered at the end of the survey. Statistical analyses were employed to determine differences between how technology is used in and out school by grade level, gender and order. Results of this study found that the order in which the respondents answered the two sections of the questionnaire, and the interactions between order, grade, and gender had no significant effects. The main effects of gender and grade on Technology Use Inside and Outside the School were found not to be independent. A significant interaction occurred between gender and grade.