Where Are They At With IT?

Australasian Transition Students (1999)
  • Annemieke Craig
  • Andrew Stein
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 44)


Students from one Australian and one New Zealand University, entering the first year of an undergraduate business course were surveyed at the commencement of their studies. The study sought information about the IT background of these students. This paper reports on the results of that work and specifically on the accessibility of a home computer to students, and its use. Differences in the confidence levels and perceived knowledge of computers of the male and female students were explored with some comparison of the differences between the two universities. Results suggest that male and female students have equal access to computers in the home, though differences remain in the usage of the technology.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annemieke Craig
    • 1
  • Andrew Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information SystemsVictoria University of TechnologyMelbourne CityAustralia

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