Student Computing Survey 1: Computer Ownership and Usage

 

 This survey was conducted by the Office of Budget and Institutional Research over the telephone during November and December of 1997. A sample of 1000 students were taken from among those students enrolled in autumn quarter of 1997-98. Of that sample, 559 students were contacted for a 56% response rate. The sampling error is a +/- 4.5% with a confidence interval of 95%.
Is the computer in your house used primarily by you, solely by you, or shared?
   Responses  %
PRIMARILY BY ME 59  11%
SOLELY BY ME 35  6%
SHARED 359  64%
 NONE IN HOUSE  104  19%


 

How many many computers are in the house?
Computers Responses %
0 104 19%
1 335 60%
2 89 16%
3 20 4%
4 8 1%
5 1 0.2%
7 1 0.2%
8 1 0.2%
Total 559


 

Did you purchase the computer (or are you thinking of purchasing) the computer as preparation to attend colloge?
False 317  
True 225  


 

If purchased, when was it purchased?
 Year  Responses
1984 1
1985 1
1987 3
1988 2
1989 2
1990 5
1991 11
1992 20
1993 35
1994 47
1995 87
1996 82
1997 66


 

What type of computer is it?
 Type  Responses
286 3
386 13
486 58
Pentium 129
Mac 24
800TL 1
ATT 3
CANNON 1
COMPAC 1
COMPACE 1
COMPACT 1
COMPAQ PRESARO 1
CUSTOM BUILT 11
DELL 2
GATEWAY 2
GATEWAY2000 4
HEWLETT PACKARD 4
IBM 26
INTEL 1
LEADING EDGE 1
MAG 1
MICRON 5
NEC 4
NEC 6050 1
OLD 1
PACKARD BELL 14
PC 2
POS 1
QUANTEX 1
SCAPREY 1
SONY 3
Unknown 134


 

Is it a laptop or desktop?
Desktop 432
Laptop 23


 

How many hours a week do you use the computer?
 Hours  Responses
0 43
1 41
2 51
3 48
4 27
5 45
6 15
7 10
8 14
9 2
10 67
12 6
14 7
15 28
17 1
18 2
20 32
25 8
26 1
28 3
30 12
36 2
40 4
50 1
75 1
80 1


 

Do you have a modem? What type of modem do you have?
NONE 143
14.4 31
19.2 1
28.8 48
33.6 53
56.0 35
YES BUT UNKNOWN 144


 

How many hours a week do you use the internet?
 Hours  Responses
0 242
1 61
2 53
3 19
5 24
6 5
7 6
8 3
10 16
12 1
14 2
15 6
17 1
18 1
20 4
22 1
24 1
25 1
30 3
36 1
40 2
50 1
100 1



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