Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Article in Press

Relationship between Students’ ICT home use and their reading performance

PISA, ICTHOME, ICT home use, reading score

  •  Received: 01 September 2020
  •  Accepted: 08 January 2021
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an integral part of educational success of young people. This is a quantitative study using PISA 2018 database, it was verified that ICT at home (such as laptops) significantly influences students’ reading performance. The hierarchical regression results showed that ICT at home (ICTHOME) is a significant predictor in improving reading performance for THA while not significant for SGP. Further assessments were made where read scores were categorized into Level 1 (340-407.46), Level 2 (407.47), and Level 3 (480 and above) as per PISA classification. The ordinal regression results showed that ICTHOME was a significant predictor of the odds of Read Level being less than or equal to category 1, as opposed to a higher category. This implies that ICTHOME is only significant for those with low read score and is not statistically significant to those who already have high read scores, all others equal. Interest in ICT positively associated to a corresponding increase in read score while ICT use for entertainment, ICT for doing homework, and competency in ICT were found to be not significant in improving reading performance. On the other hand, ICT for social use and ICT use for school are negatively associated with students’ reading proficiency

Keywords: Dimaranan Raymund