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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Polina Sukhova
Interrelation of Students' Progress with the Practice of Using Electronic Digital Devices
Sociology
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
The research is devoted to study the influence of digital devices on schoolchildren's academic progress These devices were considered as tools for the development and enhancement of human and cultural capital. Also, the work described and critically analyzed empirical studies devoted to the analysis of the determinants of school performance and the impact of the use of electronic digital devices by children on their learning outcomes. This study was conducted on the basis of RLMS-HSE data for the year 2015.

The obtained results allow to assert that the types of practices of using electronic digital devices differ depending on the level of the year of studing. The results of evaluating the regression show that some uses of gadgets that mimic educational behavior, for example, broadening their horizons - relate to a positive impact on academic performance. Communicative goals of using gadgets are connected both with positive (communication) and with negative (visiting social networks) consequences for academic achievement. The entertainment goals of using such gadgets as a laptop, netbook act as barriers to the educational achievements of schoolchildren. These students have better chances to have worse marks than excellent. . The results of the study can be used in the sphere of innovation and education.

Also results of the research can help not only students who are excessively addicted to gadgets, but also teachers to support and integrate electronic digital devices into school education.

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