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URN etd-0817112-231829
Author Tien-chi Yu
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Department Education
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title An Investigation of College Students' Reading Motivation and Internet Literacy
Date of Defense 2012-07-20
Page Count 202
Keyword
  • Canonical correlation
  • Digital literacy
  • Internet literacy
  • College students
  • Reading motivation
  • Abstract This study investigated the significant differences and correlations on college students’ reading motivation and their internet literacy. A total of 950 college students were stratified randomly selected from 17 Taiwanese colleges. All participants completed “Reading motivation” and “Internet literacy” scales. In addition, 5 target students with highest scores on internet literacy were recruited for standardized test and follow-up interview. Independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, and canonical correlation assessed the similarities and differences between groups. The initial findings were as follows:
    1.College students’ reading motivation and internet literacy appear to have moderate performance.
    2.Female college students’ mean score on “reading motivation” was significantly higher than their male counterparts.
    3.High academic achievement college students’ mean score on “internet literacy” was significantly higher than low academic college students.
    4.College students who major in engineering, manufacturing domain’s mean score on “internet literacy”, dimensions of “information accessing”, “information sharing” were significantly higher than social sciences, business management domain’s college students. And college students who major in liberal arts domain’s mean score on dimensions of “information creating” were significantly higher than agronomy major’s college students.
    5.College students with higher reading frequency’s mean score on “reading motivation” and “internet literacy” were significantly higher than low reading frequency college students.
    6.College students with higher book-borrowing frequency’s mean score on “reading motivation”, dimensions of “information creating” were significantly higher than low book-borrowing frequency college students.
    7.College students consume more time on reading’s mean score on “reading motivation”, dimensions of “information creating” were significantly higher than these consuming less time on reading’s participants.
    8. College students with longer internet seniority’s mean score on “internet literacy”, dimensions of “information accessing”, “information evaluating” and “information integrating” were significantly higher than less internet seniority’s college students.
    9.College students with higher educational expectation had significantly higher mean scores on “reading motivation” and “internet literacy” than these low educational expectation participants.
    10.Canonical correlations between college students’ “reading motivation” and “internet literacy” were found in this study.
    Advisory Committee
  • Han-chin Liu - chair
  • Huann-shyang Lin - co-chair
  • Zuway-R Hong - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2012-08-17

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