Original Article

Elementary School Students’ Attitudes Towards Computer


  • Ayşe Sonay Kurt
  • Pelin İnce
  • Fatma Taş Arslan

Received Date: 03.10.2013 Accepted Date: 05.12.2013 J Pediatr Res 2014;1(1):22-27


This study was conducted to determine the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students’ attitudes towards computer in descriptive type.

Materials and Methods:

Study population consisted of 122 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade at an elementary school in Ankara during the 2011-2012 academic year. Sample selection was not conducted; all students (122) studying in the classes specified were included in the study.


More than half of the students (57.4%) who participated in the study was composed of girls. The mean score of the students’ attitudes towards computer is 59.16±9.39. It has been found out that the factors increasing students’ attitudes towards computer are, being at the age of 14 (p<0.01), using computer to research and learn (p=0.014), the idea that technical features of a computer is enough for games (p=0.025), thinking that computer games are not harmful (p=0.040), feeling that the stress is increasing during a computer game (p=0.030), and feeling more intelligent after a computer game (p=0.027).


It is found that the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students’ attitudes towards computer was at the middle level, and attitude towards computer is affected by some demographic features.

Keywords: Adolescent, attitude towards computer, computer games

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