The Relationship between Knowledge and Attitude towards Technology Gadget Usage with Students’ Socio-Emotions Development

Zakiah Mohamad Ashari, Alifa Aliya Ngadiman, Nurul Farhana Zainudin, Nurul Farhana Jumaat

Abstract


Gadgets nowdays become one of the most important necessities in human life. The use of gadgets is not only becomes a widespread among adults, but the younger generation also being exposed to this diverse technology gadgets. The gadgets usage among younger generation contributes to the numerous impacts on their socio-emotional development whether in negative or positive ways. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the relationship between knowledge and attitude, towards technology gadget usage and the students' socio-emotions development at Tiram, Johor. This study was conducted using quantitative research design and the questionnaires were distributed to 260 students in three schools around the Tiram zone for data collection purpose. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation inference statistics to identify the relationship between the two variables. The results of the analysis showed that there was a significant relationship between knowledge and attitudes, towards the gadget usage among students and their socio-emotion’s development. The findings of this study indicate that the students' knowledge and attitude towards the gadgets have a relationship with the students' socio-emotions. Therefore, this study is important in providing information especially to the schools, parents and students in order to figure out the appropriate alternative on using the gadgets more effectively.


Keywords


attitudes, knowledge, socio-emotion, technology gadget

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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