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Age and Gender’s Association with Information &
Communication Technology (ICT) Usage into Educational
Institutions of Pakistan
Adnan Adil1, Muhammad Masood2, Matloob Ahmed1
1Institute of Social & Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
2Department of Sociology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
Received August 14th, 2013; revised September 18th, 2013; accepted October 2nd, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Adnan Adil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons At-
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original work is properly cited.
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) usage in Pakistan is growing trend. However, while
there is expanded concern of knowledge about how ICT is in usage in low income countries, there is in-
formation lacking on how ICT is used by the university teachers in low income countries. This research
studied perception of university teachers about use of ICT, in Pakistani universities. The research through
purposive sampling was drawn on 57 teachers, belonging to the public sector universities of Lahore,
Punjab, Pakistan. This survey consisted of 29 males and 28 females. Their ages vary from 26 to 50
years. Open-ended questionnaire was used for this survey. It also showed that respondents have
availability of internet at office. The association between different variables was calculated from
chi-square test, and the strength of association was measured by gamma. The result showed the
moderate negative association between level of age and quantity of daily time spent on computer. It
also showed that no association exists between category of teacher’s gender and quantity of daily
time spent on computer. For enhancement of ICT integration into education, it was recommended
that teachers must have access to infrastructure relating ICT and there should be provision of suffi-
cient training to teachers.
Keywords: ICT; Education; Age; Gender
From agrarian age to the industrial age, and now the infor-
mation age, society has experienced many gigantic changes as
discussed by Reigeluth (1995). These radical changes have
certainly affected today’s education systems at various levels
(Goktas & Yildrim, 2003, cited in Bhukuvhani et al., 2011).
The want to put together Information and Communication
Technologies (ICT) into education is now inevitable (Goktas &
Yildrim, 2003, cited in Bhukuvhani et al., 2011). The signifi-
cance of the integration of ICT into education could be realized
as in 2002. Alone the United Sates government invested ap-
proximately 3.2 billion dollars on only K-12 related technol-
ogy projects (Market Data Retrieval MDR, 2003).
Incorporation of ICT into education is a critical matter. ICT
has had a very significant role in enhancing the quality of edu-
cation. The function of ICT is to serve up education in particu-
lar, by helping students to learn and teachers to perform their
teaching profession more effectively (Goktas & Yildrim, 2003,
cited in Bhukuvhani et al., 2011). It is also crucial to understand
that because of the abundance of these technologies, their ef-
fective use is a real issue (cited in Bhukuvhani et al., 2011).
Reigeluth and Joseph (2002) distinguish between technology
integration and technology transformation. They point out that
technology integration focuses on “how to make use of tech-
nology to hold up the way teaching is currently done in the
schools?” whereas technology conversion emphasizes the exer-
cise of technology to teach what was not possible when the
technology was unavailable (Su, 2009). However, for Ertmer
(2005), technology transformation is actually an effective tech-
nology integration. In her view, technology adds value to the
curriculum not by its “quantitative changes” such as “doing
more of the same in less time”, but by its “qualitative changes”
such as accomplishing more authentic and complex goals (Su,
2009). Thus, effective technology integration is required into
the learning in its place of simply using technology to carry on
the aged mode of instruction and learning.
Education as a social enterprise is a composite of many stake-
holders such as teachers, students, parents, administrators, busi-
ness partners and policy makers. To effectively integrate tech-
nology, these people will either affect or be affected by the
change (Su, 2009).
Therefore, a systematic change is needed to effectively inte-
grate technology into the classroom instead of a fundamental
change. Reigeluth (1994) emphasis that systemic change is a
paradigm shift that “entails the change of the whole thing” be-
cause “a fundamental change in single phase of a arrangement
requires elementary changes in supplementary aspects in order
for it to be successful”.
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History of different civilizations depicts that politics and
economy had ever remained the fundamental determinant of the
civilizations but the institution of education had also remained
one of the primary functions of society. Geography, linguistics,
philosophy, culture, religion and morality are the formative
factors of education. All these define the syllabus of education.
But certain factors had always remained there, which made
education more influential. Technology is one of the greatest
factor in this regard. Technology is knowledge through which
people establish their surroundings (Macionis, 2006). Tech-
nology was used during all the periods of human civilization.
With the evolution of technology, educational system also
When Pakistan came into existence, the world had reached
the post industrial technological stage. Now Pakistan had many
challenges in front of it. It had to strengthen its educational
foundations as well as technological grounds (Ashraf, 2010). At
the earlier stage Pakistan could not do much for the integration
of technology into education. But with the passage of time,
Pakistan took strong decisions and made policies regarding
integration of technology into education.
If we study the historical evolution of technological integra-
tion into education, we shall come to know that during first 40
years after Pakistan creation, no strong step in this regard was
taken in any educational policy. For the very first time this
concept was introduced in the educational policy of 1998. In
this educational policy it was promised that education would be
modernized in Pakistan through introducing information and
communication technology. In all level of classes, computer
would be taught. Students would be motivated to work with
computer. It was also planned to provide internet facility in
libraries in order to acquire knowledge at international level to
solve the problem of lack of books and other reading materials.
This policy was also determined to provide guidance and train-
ing to the teachers about information and communication tech-
nology. It was also promised that computer science would be
introduced in secondary and higher educational institutions
periodically. There were intentions to establish national council
for technical education (Ashraf, 2010).
In Musharraf regime, a task force was established to improve
the level of higher education. With the recommendations of this
task force “Higher Education Commission” was established.
Which also focused upon the dire need of ICT integration into
education? During this regime Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman was made
the minister for education. He developed ICT into education in
such a tremendous manner, that it resulted into a great revolution
in the field of education (Ashraf, 2010). Educational institu-
tions were provided with the modern technology. For the first
time it seemed that ICT had not only made easy interaction
between different educational institutions, but also had de-
creased the ratio of effort. Through internet different educa-
tional institutions were affiliated with international libraries.
This methodology paved the way of researches to get latest
Higher Education Commission (HEC) took strong decision
in promotion of educational affiliation with modern techno-
logical trends. It established the digital library, because of which
almost, every public and private university was given with the
access to online books, articles, journals, newspapers and other
reading materials of foreign publishers.
The concept of video conferencing in Pakistani educational
institutions was also introduced by HEC. This concept was
introduced with the intention to decrease the interaction gap be-
tween teachers and students.
This concept also resulted as a revolution in education sector.
This promoted the concept of distance learning. In 2006, emi-
nent scholars from Pakistan delivered video lecture on different
topics to international and national students through video con-
ferencing. Then in the next phase, the lectures of eminent school-
ars from all over the world were recorded (Ashraf, 2010). In
2008 there were 54 sites which were functioning all over the
country arranging the recorded lectures, seminars and confer-
ences. National Educational Policy was also a step forward to
the execution of technical advancements in the ground of tutor-
In National Education Policy of 2008, establishment of a
mechanism of creating an excellent planning to fulfill the edu-
cational criteria in global perspective was planned. Pakistan
needed to perform equally as the performance of India in the
field of ICT. This policy also pointed out specific problems
relating to ICT integration into education. Many institutions
promoted this field with clear demarcation of their responsibili-
ties (National Education Policy, 2008). In National Educational
Policy of 2009, strengthening skill development and to intro-
duce modernity in field of education was again planned.
Then in 2012, Punjab government took a strong decision in
promotion of information and communication technology in
educational sector. About one Lac students were given with lap
tops. With this facility Punjab government also provided facil-
ity of internet in different universities, colleges etc. This was a
revolutionary step in educational development.
As it is discussed Pakistan could not pay concentration to-
wards ICT integration into education, soon after its creation
Pakistan could introduce this technology into education in late
1990s. Certain factors were there, which were responsible for
Quickly, after the creation of Pakistan, it came under the
Burden of crises. Settlement of migrants, making of constitu-
tion, political instability, hurdles in the way of democracy, war
of 1965, war of 1971 and other crises influenced the educa-
tional polices. These crises did not allow the policy makers to
concentrate on the social institution of education because of
which we could not achieve ideal goals in the field of education,
in earlier years of Pakistan creation (Ashraf, 2010).
Then there were also some ideological contradiction, because
of which there was delay in arrival of communication technol-
ogy like computer, internet, multimedia and video conferencing
etc. certain theological ideologies were there which were
preaching that using of latest technology had some contradic-
tions with religion. So there was a gap between arrival of tech-
nology and its usage in Pakistan (Siddiquei, 2008).
Another hurdle in this regard was that teachers had no knowl-
edge about use of ICT. So they were not able to guide and teach
their students about latest technology during education. Then
different educational policies were made in which it was prom-
ised that ICT should be introduced in educational system but
these policies could not be implemented. Then nationalization
and privatization policies also caused the delay in the promo-
tion of ICT into education. The institutions which became pri-
vatize, adopted the latest and modern technology at rapid pace,
while nationalize institutes adopted this technology at slower
peace which depicted the variable of class difference. Which
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means that class differed causes learning gap among students,
belonging to different social classes? (Shah, 2001)
Policy makers of education in Pakistan will have to take cer-
tain steps for the establishment of technological modernity’s in
the social institutions of education. Training of teachers should
be organized on a large scale, in which there must be provision
of guidance about using modern technological equipment like
computer, multimedia etc. importance of the usage of ICT into
education should also be elaborated to teachers.
All the educational institutions should be provided with latest
technological equipments. Especially, it is much needed in uni-
versities. Because easy access of ICT can improve the knowl-
edge of students about using it. Because if government is not
providing such kind of material, then students are not able to
afford such technological equipment, on their own behalf.
(Shah, 2001) then technology usage efforts of teachers should
be rewarded instructional activities. And there should be reduc-
tion of load and burden on teachers for developing instructional
The current topic of research focused to trace the factors that
are affecting ICT integration into education in Pakistan. For
example how gender, age, teaching subject and time are associ-
ated with ICT integration into education. In this research, for
the first time, it is tried to trace the category of gender and its
association with ICT. Have male and female an equal access of
information and communication technology in education sector.
In April 2000, the government of our country established Na-
tional Plan of Action (NPA) on education for all 2001-2015.
The basic aim of this was to end gender discrimination in field
of education. A commitment was made to provide compulsory
education to all male and female. Even in the 18th Amendment,
according to article 25 (a), free and compulsory education for
both male and female uphill the age of sixteen was recom-
mended. This was a strong step to end gender and economic
discrimination at primary level.
To sum up the discourse we can say that historically, ICT in
Pakistan evolved in education at sallower pace. This was be-
cause of crises in Pakistan as well as because of demerits in the
interval structure of educational system itself. Then there was
also demerit in the implementation of polices related to ICT in
education. But after 2000, dramatic changes occurred, and teach-
ers as well as students were acquainted with ICT. This study is
an effort to probe ICT integration into education, by measuring
the perception of university teachers in Pakistan.
Importance of the literature review lies in the fact that it pro-
vides us the background knowledge of the relevant topic. It
does tells, to what extent this topic had been explored by other
researchers. It provides guideline for the specification of our
topic and to make unique from other researcher. By reviewing
the previous studies, researcher also gets awareness about the
suitable methodology, which he can use in his research. In the
following situation, the summary of different studies, which are
relevant to the present study, are being elaborated.
Adeyinka (2007) examined Nigeria secondary school teach-
ers’ uses of ICT and its implications, for further development of
ICT use in Nigerian secondary schools. The study through cen-
sus drawn on 700 teachers from twenty five tenaciously chosen
classified resultant schools in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. The
results showed that teachers generally have way in to ICT
in their diverse schools except e-mail and Internet because their
schools are not connected. In addition, the outcome illustrates
that teachers supposed ICT as being easier and very useful in
teaching and learning. Current research is also following the
survey technique for data collection. But the study is not con-
trolled as an Adeyinka research, such respondents were studied
who have no access to email and internet. But current study is
going to explore the universities, where generally email and
internet are available so it is different in this sense.
Fook (2008) investigates the level of ICT use for educational
purposes by teachers in Jordanian rural secondary schools. The
data for the study were collected through the use of quantitative
data. A questionnaire was distributed to 650 teachers in Jordan.
The findings of the study revealed that teachers had a low level
of ICT use for educational purpose; teachers hold positive atti-
tudes towards the use of ICT, and a significant positive correla-
tion between teachers’ level of ICT use and their attitudes to-
wards ICT was four. Fook study is lacking one thing. This
study was done in rural secondary school where ICT technol-
ogy is not usually available. He used quantitative methodology
for his research. The current study also was guided by above
mentioned methodology. Co-relationship had been measured by
fook and present study will also measure correlation between
different variables of different hypothesis.
Jimoyiannisa and Komis (2007) examine current teachers’
beliefs and attitudes towards information and communication
technologies (ICT) in education. Multivariate analysis identi-
fied three groups of teachers that exhibited a steady loom: a
group of teachers having affirmative attitudes towards the ob-
jects of the making inquiries, a second group with off-putting
attitudes and a third one with disinterested beliefs about ICT in
education. The researcher found that personal factors (subject
theme, teaching know-how and gender) are strongly allied with
the thinking and perceptions teachers hold about ICT.
Gulbahar and Guven (2009) studied sheds light on the use
of ICT tools in primary schools in the social studies subject
area, by taking into consideration a mixture of variables which
influence the accomplishment of the completion of the use of
these tools. A study was concluded on 326 teachers who edu-
cate fourth and fifth ranking at primary level. The results showed
that although teachers are willing to use ICT resources and are
aware of the existing potential, they are in front of troubles in
relation to convenience to ICT possessions and shortage of in-
service teaching opportunities. This study helped the researcher
of present study to a greater extent. As SPSS and statistical test
are used to measure relationship between different variable.
The present research is different in the sense that it is going to
be done on universities, where there ICT resources are avail-
Ssewanyana and Busler (2009) examined the extent of
adoption and usage of ICT on one hundred and ten firms in
Uganda; and established benchmarks that can be utilized in
future research and comparison between firms. The outcome
exposed that the implementation and practice of ICT by firms
in emergent countries chase the similar model as in industrial
countries, and they only diverge in the level of usage and adop-
tion. Firms do welcome the input of ICT to their presentation,
but there are different barriers which have need of governments
to take on suitable policies to address them. The factors which
are creating hurdle in ICT promotion are not clearly mentioned
yet. Then the researcher is only focusing that it is giving ad-
vantage only to firms. It did not mentioned, yet it giving bene-
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fits to workers. Researcher of the present research will not only
try to count advantages of one sect, taken by the ICT. It will
cover all advantages taken by students, teachers, and other fac-
Akbulut, Kesim and Odabasi (2009) analyzed psychomet-
ric facial appearance of a range which was developed to calcu-
late indicators of Information and Communication Technolo-
gies (ICT) at an apprentice organization in Turkey. Issues mak-
ing victorious ICT incorporation were recognized according to
competencies declared by UNESCO (2002). Besides, each com-
petency sheltered further sub-components which were adapted
from UNESCO (2002) and Odabasi et al. (2006). The survey
was administered to 359 education college students at a Turkish
state university. Probing dynamic investigation eliminated 13
of 54 questions in the range acknowledged 10 factors account-
ing for 51.557% of the discrepancy. The inside reliability was
also high (.888). The mentioned study only put focus on the
quantification of data. So many factors, which can effect the
result are missing it is not mentioned to what extent teachers
are taking advantage and teachers expertise in ICT. The present
study will put focus on these factors.
Arshad (2009) looked into information systems success rep-
resentation that can be developed to give details and forecast
the victory of e-education systems execution. It identifies con-
structs to measure e-education systems implementation success;
investigates the appropriate dependent variable as a proxy for
e-education systems implementation success and finally devel-
ops and validates the model. The conclusion from this study
showed that the “organizational IS continuance” construct is a
feasible alternative for information systems completion success
and the sculpt developed can be equally applied. The mentioned
research used causal model which helped out the researcher of
present study to a greater extent.
Ali (2009) attempts to describe the conditions that facilitated
the implementation of Information & Communication Tech-
nology (ICT) integration in the Malaysian elegant discipline
and the troubles that come out through the process of integra-
tion. The findings revealed that teachers in this study employed
four levels of approaches in integrating ICT in the schools.
Time, course content and technical malfunction were found to
be the main problems that the teachers faced during this process.
The present study is different from Ali’s research in the sense
that Ali’s research is focusing on the problems, caused during
implementation of ICT technology. While present research is
focusing on the factors like availability of resources, utilization
of ICT resources, expertise in ICT etc.
Su (2009) in this paper, first demonstrates why a systemic
change is needed for effective technology integration in Kin-
dergarten through Grade 12 (K-12). After that, by reviewing the
pertinent literature on hurdles to equipment addition, she points
out the most fundamental barriers. Lastly, the stages of modify
that individuals be inclined to go from side to side in the back-
ground of K-12 technology integration is discussed. Her study
is lacking in the sense that she could not answer, on which level
of education, the barriers are creating hurdle. She could not
clearly mention, on which level she studied. Present study is
much specific which will try to trace this barrier only at univer-
sity level. Su’s study is helpful for the present research in the
sense that it provided new dimension of measuring beliefs of
the teachers to use ICT technology.
Huang (2010) aims to examine the feasibility of the stu-
dent-centered teaching model Utilized in an English audio-
video speaking class (EAVSC) in computer-assisted language
learning (CALL) environments at the authors’ university by
hauling out two quantitative longitudinal case studies. Analysis
of correlated data show that this precise teaching sculpt in gen-
eral is both plausible and effective in improving students’ com-
municative language abilities, especially in their speaking abili-
ties. The mentioned research is lacking the variable of “avail-
ability of ICT resources”. Then the belief and practices of teach-
ers are not mentioned.
Yoshida (2010) in this article describes the background,
process of the revision, and the features of the new curriculum
standards. The formative evaluation involved 33 teachers’ con-
sultants and social education consultants who took part in the
“Media Specialists Training Course” which was held by the
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technol-
ogy (MEXT) in October 2009. As a consequence, most of the
subjects reported positive opinions about the new “curriculum
standards”. Therefore, it is suggested that the new “curriculum
standards” is necessary and useful to enhance teachers’ knowl-
edge and skills. The mentioned study only focused on teachers.
To what extent teachers got benefit from the latest technology
while the researcher in the present study will also try to know
the perspective of students, in eyes of teachers.
Sunzuma (2011) in this research surveyed 100 A’ Level
students’ views on the ease of use of ICT utensils and assets
and their attentiveness in conditions of computer literacy to
productively mix ICT assets in learning organic chemistry con-
cepts. The study revealed students had no ready access to com-
puters. Computer practice for knowledge purposes and other
uses was relatively low. Schools had no Computer Aided In-
struction (CAI) software. However, the students agreed to a
larger extent that integrating ICT in teaching and learning of
chemistry enhances conceptual understanding of organic chem-
istry. The mentioned research guided the researcher in many
aspects. The researcher of present study got idea about compu-
tation of all quantitative analysis from it. Sunzuma made cate-
gories of people, who had very accessible, limited access, very
limited access not accessible toward ICT resources. But he
could not tell, that to what extent this categorization did matter
on the belief and practices of students and teachers.
Dalgarno (2008) explores first year teacher education stu-
dent attentiveness to use ICT in the classroom. The conse-
quences propose that in spite of the prevailing observation that
this age group of University students are “Digital Natives”,
there are a number of hurdles to their thoughtfulness to use ICT
in the classroom. In meticulous the study suggests that as fine
as looking at the teacher education prospectus and other aspects
of the prescribed training of these pre-service teachers, the pre-
service teachers’ personal preparedness including attitude, mo-
tivation, and self-reliance, along with different communal fac-
tors are important. The study of dalgarno lacking the aspect that
what extent the teachers have expertise in the ICT technology.
The present study will also measure the expertise of teacher.
Polly (2011) in this study examined elementary school teach-
ers’ learning while creating technology-rich instructional mate-
rials. Sixteen teachers at an elementary school were interviewed
about their experience. Using the components of Technological
Pedagogical and Content Knowledge as an analytical frame-
work, inductive qualitative analysis indicated that these profes-
sional learning activities led to teachers’ growth primarily in
technological knowledge, technological pedagogical knowledge
and content knowledge. This study was lacking authenticity in
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the sense that only 16 respondents were studied in the whole
research which results is not much valid to generalize. The
investigator of the at hand study is going to use the same logic
of induction as used by polly.
ZHU (2008) in his study centers on the complex interplay of
a figure of interior teacher variables to explain ICT classroom
integration. The consequences illustrate that classroom use of
ICT directly depends on teachers’ computer motivation and the
supportive use of ICT. Teachers’ constructivist beliefs, their
attitudes towards computers in education and perceptions about
the ICT-related school strategy control ICT mixing in an indi-
rect way. The mentioned study hardly explores the combined
impact of factors effecting ICT adoption and integration into
education while in the present study all factors like ICT adop-
tion, its integration, its expertise and its availability will be ex-
The major questions of this research are as follows:
1) Is there any association between level of teachers’ age and
quantity of daily time spent on computer?
2) Is there any association between category of teachers’
gender and quantity of daily time spent on computer?
Researcher has used the quantitative method of research. The
researcher selected universities in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan as
population of the research. In the present study purposive sam-
pling (nonrandom) is used. Sample of 57 respondents was se-
lected. For this purpose one percent formula was used. First of
all, researcher counted all the academic staff in the government
universities of Lahore. After counting the whole number a
grand total of 5630 was acquired. This figure was divided by
100. The respond was 57. So, 57 respondents were selected as
sample. The number of academic staff and name of universities
are as follows:
1) University of education, Lahore. (560)
2) University of Lahore. (920)
3) University of engineering and technology, Lahore. (970)
4) University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. (820)
5) University of the Punjab, Lahore. (2360)
Questionnaire was used as data collection tool in this re-
search. The questionnaire was close ended. The technique of
data collection was survey. Pre-testing is done with the purpose
to estimate the weaknesses in the data collection tool. Pre-test-
ing was done on six respondents. After pre-testing, necessary
changes were introduced in the questionnaire. Two questions
were dropped and three were added. One question was modi-
fied and one was distributed in different categories. Likert scale
was used in this study to measure the intensity of liking or dis-
liking to some argument.
Chi-square test was applied for testing the association be-
tween different variables. The formula of chi-square was as
Then gamma was used to measure the intensity of associa-
tion between different variables. All required computation was
made on SPSS (statistical package for social sciences).
Data in the Table 1 were showing the age of respondents.
The age is varying form 26 to 50. Categories were made with
interval of five. From the age of 26 to 30, there were 12 re-
spondents out of 57. Certain number of respondents belong to
31 to 35 being of age. 12 respondents also belong to the 36 to
40 level of age and people who belong to 41 to 45 level of age,
are 12 in number. Only 9 respondents belong to the level of age
that varies form 46 to 50. The data were showing that in each
age category, the number of respondent is equal. The researcher
himself manipulated this equality, because the researcher wanted
to use level of age as independent variable. This is why; he
adopted equal number of respondents from each category of
Data in the Table 2 were depicting the number of respon-
dents, belonging to the categories of gender. 50.87 percent re-
spondents belong to the category of male. While 49.12 belong
to the category of female. There is almost equal number of both
male and female. This equality was adjusted by the researcher
himself, because he wanted to use gender as an independent
variable. So, equal number of male and female respondents was
Data in the Table 3 were showing the percentages and fre-
quencies of respondents who have the availability of personal
computer at office. It was observed that 89.47 percent respon-
dents are of the view that they have the availability of personal
computer at office. While, 10.52 percent respondents have no
availability of personal computer at office.
Data in the Table 4 were showing the categories of respon-
dents in regard to availability of internet to each of the respon-
dents. Table is showing that 84.21 percent respondents have the
availability of internet at office for personal use.
Data in the Table 5 were showing the categories of respon-
dents from view point of daily time spent on computer.
Distribution of respondents regarding their age.
AGE Frequency %
(a) 26 - 30 12 21.05
(b) 31 - 35 12 21.05
(c) 36 - 40 12 21.05
(d) 41 - 45 12 21.05
(e) 46 - 50 9 15.78
Distribution of respondents regarding their gender.
Gender Frequency %
Male 29 50.87
Female 28 49.12
Distribution of respondents in regard to the availability of personal
computer at office.
Computer AvailabilityFrequency %
(a) Yes 51 89.47
(b) No 6 10.52
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Distribution of respondents in regard to availability of internet at office
for personal use.
Internet Availability Frequency %
(a) Yes 48 84.21
(b) No 9 15.78
Distribution of respondents from view point of daily time spent on
Time Spent (Hours) Frequency %
(a) 0 - 1 3 5.26
(b) 1 - 2 9 15.78
(c) 2 - 3 18 31.57
(d) 3 - 4 3 5.26
(e) 4 - 5 24 42.10
Testing of Hypotheses
In this hypothesis association between independent variable
(level of age) and dependent variable (time spent on computer)
is measured. Null and alternative hypothesis are as follows.
H0: There is no association between level of age and daily
time spent on computer.
H1: There is association between level of age and daily time
spent on computer.
Data in the above Table 6 were showing, how level of age
and daily time spent on computer are associated. Level of age
ranged from 26 to 50. While time ranged from zero to five
hours. People, who use computer from four to five hours daily,
belong to lower range of age. As we increase the age, the num-
ber of daily hours spent on computer decrease. So this table is
showing a negative relationship between two variables.
To measure the association chi-square test was applied. Data
in the Table 7 were showing that degree of freedom is 16.
Level of significance is .05. By using these two values we cal-
culated the tabulated value, which is 26.296. While, the chi-
Square value is 59.617, which is greater than the tabulated
value. Which means our hull hypothesis is rejected and alterna-
tive hypothesis is accepted. Another example, which supports
our argument, is that sig. value is .000 while our level of sig-
nificance is .05. This also shows that our alternative hypothesis
(there is association between two variables) is accepted and null
hypothesis (there is no association between two variables) is
In Table 8 Gamma is used to measure the intensity of asso-
ciation between two variables. Gamma value is −.557. This
shows that there is negative association between two variables.
The association is moderate negative. The reason behind this
logic may be that young teachers have much access towards
computers and old teachers have not much access and they have
not much knowledge about computer as compare to the young
Here association between independent variable (category of
Level of teachers age * quantity of daily time spent on computer cross
Daily time spent on computer (Hours)
0 to 11 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5Total
26 - 300 1 3 0 8 12
31 - 350 2 0 3 7 12
36 - 400 1 6 0 5 12
41 - 450 0 9 0 3 12
Level of age
46 - 503 5 0 0 1 9
Total 3 9 18 3 24 57
Value Df Asymp. Sig. (2-sided)
Pearson Chi-Square 59.617 16 0
Likelihood Ratio 56.366 16 0
Linear-by-Linear Association15.183 1 0
N of Valid Cases 57
Value Asymp. Std. Error Approx. TApprox. Sig.
Ordinal Gamma −.56 .127 −3.974 0
N of Valid Cases 57
teachers’ gender) and dependent variable (daily time spent on
computer) is measured through using chi-square. The researcher
made null and alternative hypotheses in the following manner:
H0: There is no association between category of gender and
daily time spent on computer.
H1: There is association between category of gender and
daily time spent on computer.
Data in the Table 9 were showing the association between
category of gender and daily time spent on computer gender is
categorized in male and female. The intention was to measure
whether male or female have any variation in daily time spend-
ing on computer? But there is no viable relationship. Changing
the category of gender has no impact over the dependent vari-
In Table 10, chi-square test was applied. Level of signifi-
cance was adjusted at .05. While Table 10 is showing the Sig.
Value is .098. Which is meaning that null hypothesis is ac-
cepted and alternative hypothesis is rejected. Then tabulated
value was also calculated against 4 degree of freedom. And the
tabulated value was 9.488, which was greater than chi-Square
value, which were 7.818, which proved that there was no asso-
ciation between independent and dependent variables. The rea-
son behind this no association may be that now male and fe-
male both have access to computer and their Job related tasks
are quit Similar during teaching.
Conclusions & Recommendations
To measure the perception of university teachers about ICT
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Category of teachers’ gender * quantity of daily time spent on computer.
Daily time spent on computer
0 to 11 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5
Male 2 6 12 0 9 29
Category of teachers’
Gender Female 1 3 6 3 1528
Total 3 9 18 3 2457
Value df Asymp. Sig. (2-sided)
Pearson Chi-Square 7.818a4 .098
Likelihood Ratio 9.055 4 .06
Linear-by-Linear Association 4.301 1 .038
N of Valid Cases 57
integration into educational institutions of Pakistan, two hy-
potheses were made. The conclusions of these hypotheses are
being elaborated in the following situation.
In the first hypothesis, it has been concluded that by increas-
ing the level of teachers’ age, the quantity of daily time spent
on computer decreases. The age varies from 26 to 50. Interval
of five was adjusted. In each age group, equal number of re-
spondents were included. The association between two hy-
potheses was moderate negative. The reason may be that as the
age grows the responsibilities of person increase and usage of
computer, in routine life, decreases.
The conclusion of second hypothesis shows that there is no
association between category of teachers’ gender and quantity
of daily time spent on computer. This is because in the educa-
tional institutions both male and female are provided with equal
Keeping in mind the above mentioned conclusion, follow
recommendations which are made to improve the rate of ICT
integration into educational institution.
1) Education policies should focus on the enhancement of
modern technologies in the field of education. A valuable
amount should be specified for education sector in the budget.
Computers, internet, multimedia, large screens and other tech-
nological devices and instrument should be provided in schools,
colleges and universities.
2) Pakistan must have good relationship with the countries
that have a good name in modern technology. Pakistan should
borrow technological advancements from these countries. Paki-
stan should not only take material technology, like laptops,
computers and other hardware, but also borrow nonmaterial
technology, which means skills to use technology.
3) In the educational institutions, provision of ICT should be
without gender biasness. Male and female should have equal
opportunities to the ICT in the institutions.
4) Not only the students, but also teachers should also be
given with ICT technology.
5) Another important element is that teachers should be
given with training of using these technologies.
6) Private sector, NGOs, trusts and other private foundations
that are serving the humanity, should also serve the education
sector for the implement of ICT. This examination may be in
the form of provision of technological equipment as well as
7) There are certain religious ideologies, which are becoming
a hurdle. Such kind of strict ideologies should be minimized.
8) Seminars should be organized which must elaborate the
significance of latest technology in educational field. Such semi-
nars should motivate students as well as teachers to adopt mod-
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