Determination of Digital Citizenship Levels of University Students at Sakarya University Turkey

Ezgi Pelin Yildiz, Metin Cengel, Ayse Alkan


When digital transactions such as official transactions, banking transactions, communication, education, production, shopping are carried out in digital environment, the concept of digital citizenship has emerged. Digital citizenship; it is the person who has the ability to use information technologies appropriately and correctly in areas such as official transactions, social communication, education, and production. As technology improves, problems with its use increases exponentially. So technological behavior or technological citizenship it is clear that the behavior, values, ethical rules and awareness should be created. In this study in order to detection this awareness; it is aimed to determine the digital citizenship levels of university students. For this purpose, 253 students studied in various departments of the Hendek Vocational High School of Technical Sciences in Sakarya university. The research was carried out with the relational scanning model from the quantitative research method. “Digital Citizenship Scale for Youth” was developed by Kus, Gunes, Basarmak and Yakar (2017) the researcher as a data collection tool with permission. The scale has 49 items, the total variance of the scale was determined that the scale had 8-factor structure and was found to be 49,70%. Related dimensions are communication, jus and responsibility, critical thinking, participation, security, digital skills, ethics and commerce. In the analysis of the data, non-parametric tests were used in addition to the percentage, frequency and standard deviation values. As a result; students were revealed to be aware of digital citizenship’s sub-dimension.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Higher Education

International Journal of Higher Education
ISSN 1927-6044 (Print) ISSN 1927-6052 (Online) Email:

Copyright © Sciedu Press

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.