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Adolescents'' Use of the World-Wide Web in Ten PublicSchools ab 59 EURO A Uses and Gratifications Approach
Public school students' attitudes and opinions towardthe World-Wide Web were analyzed to discover if andhow they affect students' use of this new educationalmedium in a school setting. An exploratory principlecomponents analysis of forty use statements resultedin an eight-factor solution. Cross-tabular analysesrevealed significant differences in the way thatstudents describe their use of the WWW. Gender, gradelevel, and amount of time spent using the WWW wereused to create between-group comparisons in the sevenWWW use categories that made up thecomputer-administered survey instrument. The finalphase of data analysis was a content analysis ofsites visited by students. The commercial sitesreceived the lowest rating for "suitability foracademic research" of all the domain names. And whilestudents reported their purpose for using the WWW as"research and learning" fifty-two percent of thetime, the coders found only twenty-seven percent ofthe sampled sites to be "suitable" for that purpose.