Yarmouk University, Jordan
The purpose of this study was to investigate female students' perceptions of using electronic devices and multimedia, and to find the impact of using electronic devices on their relationship and on their academic achievement. The population of the study was selected from 20 schools located in the Mubarak Educational Area in State of Kuwait. The sample size was 271female students from six grades to twelfth grade. The survey instrument that used to collect information from the sample was developed by the researchers and distributed to all female students via posting an electronic link on the WhatsApp groups. Some of the questions in the survey required a response indicating whether the respondent agreed or disagreed with the statements based on a Likert scale on 5-point, other questions required a response indicating "yes" or "no", and some other questions required students to choose from an exist menu or to choose from drop menu. The information that collected was analyzed by computer's software SPSS, frequencies, percentages, and Chi-Square were calculated. The numbers revealed by this study showed that, in general, female students don’t use the social media and the Internet for "cooperation learning" and very rarely to socializing or communicating with their teachers at personal level or even at formal "curriculum-related issues" level. We found that most of the female students use the Internet for socializing with classmates, and a high percentage of them are involved in family groups and girls-only groups. The study concludes with recommendations to the future research.
Female students, electronic devices, multimedia, Kuwait