Gender and perceived internet efficacy: Examining secondary digital divide issues in Singapore

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This article provides a critical discussion and empirical investigation of secondary digital divide factors, including gendered variations in Internet use. Analyses were conducted on data obtained from 716 respondents, who were self-reported Internet users based on a nation-wide telephone survey in Singapore. Results showed that females and males differed significantly in terms of their perceived Internet efficacy and identified various factors including socio-economic status, perceived Internet efficacy, and gender that undergird Internet use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-228
Number of pages24
JournalWomen's Studies in Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Digital divide
  • Gender
  • Internet efficacy
  • Singapore

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Communication

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