Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify youths' levels of digital citizenship, to identify youths' levels of self-efficacy, and to determine the relationship between their digital citizenship levels and their self-efficacy levels. Their digital citizenship levels were determined based on five factors: 1) Ethics for Digital Environment, 2) Fluency for Digital Environment, 3) Reasonable/Critical Decisions, 4) Self-Identity in Digital World, and 5) Social/Cultural Engagement to Society. Their self-efficacy levels were determined based on three factors: 1) Academic Self-efficacy, 2) Social Self-efficacy, and 3) Emotional Self-efficacy. The study has four major phases. First, an in-depth literature review was conducted on digital citizenship, digital citizenship education, self-efficacy, and of any evidence correlating the two factors in study. Next, the researcher collected the data from the middle school participants attending an after-school camp using an online survey. Then, descriptive and correlation analyses revealed the youths' levels of digital citizenship and self-efficacy and that there is correlation between youths' digital citizenship levels and their self-efficacy levels, particularly within the digital citizenship sub scale of Self-identify. Finally, this study discusses the results and implications of the findings on society, policy makers, educators and future research.

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Graduation Date

2019

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Olan, Elsie

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

School of Teacher Education

Degree Program

Secondary Education; English Language Arts Education

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008270

Language

English

Release Date

June 2023

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)

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