Interamerican Journal of Psychology
version ISSN 0034-9690
PEREZ SANCHEZ, Rolando; RUMOROSO, Ana María and BRENES, Carlos. The use of information and communications technologies and the self-evaluation among Costa Rican adolescents. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.3, pp. 610-617. ISSN 0034-9690.
This study inquires the relationship between information and communications technologies and the self-evaluation of cognitive and social competences by Costa Rican high school adolescents from public and private institutions in urban and rural areas. For this purpose, a survey was administered among 463 Costa Rican adolescents, between 13 and 17 years old, of public and private educational institutions located in rural and urban areas. Different modalities of media use were identified. These modalities are associated with different aspects of self-evaluation. More specifically, the results show: (a) a use that tends to favor social integration associated with old media and positive self-evaluation linked to video games; (b) the uses that distance from positive cognitive-academic self-concept. Video games, television, computers and the internet act directly in this modality.
Keywords : Information and communication technologies; Self-evaluation; Media uses.