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Nurturing Academic Enthusiasm and Creativity among Children from Vulnerable Communities: The Role of Computers

posted on 11.08.2020, 15:44 authored by LI-ANN HWANG
This thesis contributes to the understanding of the key factors that encourage computer-aided education amongst students from a vulnerable community in Malaysia, specifically, students from the bottom 40% of the income distribution from the Indian community. Drawing upon the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model, this thesis shows the factors that impact computer-aided learning, academic enthusiasm, and creativity amongst these students. Findings from this study provide valuable insights into the type of policies that educationists and parent-teacher associations can put in place to equip students from vulnerable communities to compete in an information-driven economy.


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Additional supervisor 1

Jason Ng

Additional supervisor 2

Mahendhiran Nair

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Department, School or Centre

School of Business and Economics (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

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