A multivariate study of Internet use and the Digital Divide

Serrano Cinca, C. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Muñoz Soro, J.F. (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Brusca I. (Universidad de Zaragoza)
A multivariate study of Internet use and the Digital Divide
Resumen: Method: The article is based on survey data (N = 2,304) collected in Spain, which are analyzed using multiple regression, principal component analysis, and cluster analysis.
Results: Two dimensions are identified: the first is the comprehensive use of Internet and the second is the nature of this use, differentiating between a professional use and a recreational and social use of Internet. The article verifies that factors explaining the digital divide are age, education level, and income.
Conclusions: The article identifies digitally excluded segments, and the efforts and actions for digital training to eradicate the digital divide should be directed at these groups. The most serious problem is encountered in homeworkers who are mainly woman. NEETs (not in education, employment, or training) are frequent users of Internet, but they only use it for entertainment and to certain extent they are digitally excluded.

Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12504
Año: 2018
Publicado en: SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY 99, 4 (2018), 1409-1425
ISSN: 0038-4941

Factor impacto JCR: 1.204 (2018)
Categ. JCR: SOCIOLOGY rank: 84 / 148 = 0.568 (2018) - Q3 - T2
Categ. JCR: POLITICAL SCIENCE rank: 100 / 176 = 0.568 (2018) - Q3 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.801 - Social Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/S14-3
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/S25
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/S86
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/ECO2013-45568-R
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Filosofía del Derecho (Dpto. Dcho.Pe.,Filos.D.e Hª D.)
Área (Departamento): Área Economía Finan. y Contab. (Dpto. Contabilidad y Finanzas)


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