Digital poverty in Sabah: Socioeconomic factors shaping digital accessibility during the postcovid-19 era

Norhuda Salleh and Rachel Mina William and Romlah Ramli and Noor Syakirah Zakaria and Fiffy Hanisdah Saikim and Asmiaty Amat and NorIna Kanyo and Dr. Dg Marshitah Pg Baharuddin and Ahmad Murad Mohd Merican (2023) Digital poverty in Sabah: Socioeconomic factors shaping digital accessibility during the postcovid-19 era. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 13. pp. 1-17. ISSN 2222-6990

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As Malaysia strives to progress within the framework of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0), there is a burgeoning concern for digital poverty. The rapid evolution of technology has, regrettably, exacerbated the divide between the privileged and the underprivileged, further perpetuating an unbreakable cycle of digital poverty. Consequently, this study delves into the impact of socioeconomic factors on digital technology accessibility in Sabah's community during the post-Covid-19 era. A quantitative survey, employing Google Forms, engaged 724 respondents from various locations across Sabah. The findings underscore a stark digital divide in Sabah, particularly affecting households in rural areas and those with limited educational attainment. To bridge this gap, endeavors should prioritize enhancing digital infrastructure access in rural locales and fostering digital literacy and education among underserved demographics.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Digital Connectivity, Digital Divide, Technologies, Community, Region
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB5-3640 Theory and practice of education > LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP1-(981) Physiology > QP501-801 Animal biochemistry
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2024 11:07
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 11:07

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