Analysıs Of Secondary School Students Attıtude Towards E-Lıteracy In Terms Of Varıous Varıables

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, SOSYAL BİLGİLER EĞİTİMİ ANABİLİM DALI, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Bahadır Kılcan


The aim of this survey is to analyze the attitude of secondary school students towards e-literacy in terms of various variables. A descriptive survey method is used in this survey. The study group consists of 451 girl and 456 boy a total of 907 students, who reside in Kulu District of Konya Province and attend 5th -6th -7th and 8th grades. The statistical analysis of the acquired data is carried out with the help of T-test, Welch Test and One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) with the help of SPSS software package. As a result of the survey, according to gender variable of the students there is a substantive difference found out in the average points of e-literacy attitude in favour of boy students. It is found out that the students’ attitudes towards e-literacy is advanced in direct proportion to the students’ in-class attitudes. Students who possess a computer, a smartphone, a personal e-mail address and an internet connection differ from those who don’t and their attitudes is found out to be advancing in favour of e-literacy. It is also found out that students’ use of e-state does not cause a change in their attitudes towards e-literacy. As the time spent on the internet increases the students’ attitudes towards e-literacy is found out to be increasing proportionally. It is deduced that those who use the internet for social media has better attitudes towards e-literacy when compared to those who use it for game, information and homework assignments, meanwhile, those who use the internet for games and information has better attitudes towards e-literacy when compared with those who use it only for homework assignments. Hinged upon the data acquired throughout the study, various suggestions are made for the researchers.

Keywords: Secondary School students, Social studies, E-Literacy, Attitudes