Relationship between Computer Literacy and E-Readiness Among Students in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of sport sciences, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of sport sciences, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

3 Department of Sport and Management, Faculty of Education, University Kebangsaan Malaysia


Background: Following the expansion of the Covid-19 Pandemic, many parts of the world have turned entirely too e-learning. In this regard, universities refused to hold face-to-face training classes and started creating virtual training classes. This study was aimed to investigate the relationship between computer literacy and e-readiness among students.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 100 eligible female students of Yazd University in Iran in age group of 19-21 years were selected by convenience sampling method. They were in the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 that took the physical education subject and participated in the class through virtual education. Data collection tools were a standard computer literacy questionnaire based on seven ICDL standard skills and a Watkins standard questionnaire were used to measure students' e-readiness. Data were analysed in SPSS-23. Using descriptive statistics and the Spearman correlation coefficient. P-value Results: There is a significant and strong relationship between computer literacy and e- readiness only in the subscale of skills and communication (0.04), But there is no significant relationship between computer literacy and other subscales of e-readiness, such as motivation (0.96), access to technology (0.68), learning ability (0.86), internet group chat (0.96), important issues for successful learning (0.6).
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between computer literacy and e-readiness only in the subscales of skills and communication. There is no significant relationship between computer literacy and other subscales of e-readiness. Having these skills helps the learner to acquire information and knowledge. University policymakers and planners need to pay special attention to improving computer literacy skills and increasing students' e-readiness.


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