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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1812A98

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720-726

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Title

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COMPUTER PHOBIA AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

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2349-5162

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"A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COMPUTER PHOBIA AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.720-726, December-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A98.pdf

Abstract

A computer is an electronic device that can perform a variety of operations according to a set of instructions called Program. A computer is an electronic data processing device, which can write, compute, compare, store and process data with high speed, accuracy and reliability. The importance of computers cannot be denied in schools, business world, at work place and even in one’s personal life. Computer phobia is a resistance to talking about computers or even thinking about computers. Although technology is taking over all aspects of life, there are up to half of the population is technophobic, possessing negative opinions about, or having anxiety towards, information technology such as personal computers. Many factors have been reported to influence computer phobia. It has been found that computer phobia decreases with increasing experience and knowledge of computer. The present study was conducted to find computer phobia among secondary school students. Descriptive Survey Method of research was used to compare the data of computer phobia among secondary school students. The sample for the study consisted of 320 students of class 8th randomly selected from four government and four private secondary schools located at Faridabad district of Haryana state. The schools were selected on the basis of convenient sampling whereas simple random technique was followed to select the 8th class students. The Computer Phobia Scale developed and standardised by the investigator was used to collect the data. The findings of the study show that majority of secondary school students were experiencing moderate level of computer phobia. The students having extremely high phobia should be motivated to change their perception towards use of computer. The students of rural secondary schools were found to be are more phobic towards computer in comparison to the students studying in urban secondary schools. The girls of secondary schools were found experiencing more computer phobia than the boys of secondary schools.

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Phobia; Computer Phobia; Secondary school Students

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"A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COMPUTER PHOBIA AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp720-726, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A98.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1812A98
Registration ID: 194389
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 720-726
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COMPUTER PHOBIA AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp720-726, December-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1812A98.pdf




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