College Students Perception of the Second-Level Digital Divide: An Empirical Analysis

  •  Fanbin Zeng    


The goal of this study was to take a comprehensive measure to the second-level digital divide, along with analyzing the various factors, and finding out the prominent factors. This study comes up with the hypothesis based on three Theoretical framework of Knowledge gap theory, Use and gratifications theory, Self-efficacy and attitude theory. Based on a survey on students of Jinan University (N=302), Multiple linear regression shows that the sensibility factors of Internet use, including the attitude toward the Internet and the Internet self-efficacy, have significant positive effects on the level of Internet use, including the time of Internet use and the index of Internet use about studying and working.

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