Digital Literacy among Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas / Roseliza Hamid...[et al.]

Hamid, Roseliza and Ahmad Zukarnain, Zuriani and Nik Md Salleh, Nik Sarina and Nik Ismail, Nik Nor Hasimah (2020) Digital Literacy among Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas / Roseliza Hamid...[et al.]. Journal of Contemporary Social Science Research, 4 (1). pp. 87-93. ISSN 0128-2697

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Abstract

The ability to use information and communication technologies has become crucial nowadays
specifically to businesses. Hence, this paper makes an attempt to report the findings on women entrepreneurship
and digital literacy skills. It focuses on digital knowledge and its usage by respondents who were participants of
Program Inkubator Usahawan Komuniti (PIUK) Jeli organized by Pusat Pembangunan Komuniti dan Usahawan
(PPKU), UiTM Kelantan Branch. All participants were selected among women entrepreneurs from rural areas
who are mostly home-based micro traders. They are also members of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) Jeli branch.
The questionnaires were distributed among participants in order to collect data which were later analyzed and
described through descriptive analysis. The findings showed that most of the respondents have knowledge of the Internet, are moderate in digital literacy skills, and have been using the Internet via smart phones and tablets to
browse Facebook and WhatsApp. Thus, this study suggests more digital programs need to be conducted to
enhance skills among women entrepreneurs in utilizing the Internet for businesses

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Hamid, Roseliza
rose286@uitm.edu.my
Ahmad Zukarnain, Zuriani
zurianiaz@uitm.edu.my
Nik Md Salleh, Nik Sarina
sarina707@uitm.edu.my
Nik Ismail, Nik Nor Hasimah
niknor@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income. Factor shares
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Information technology. Information economy. Knowledge economy. Digital divide
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Creative ability in technology
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information technology. Information systems
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contemporary Social Science Research
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Contemporary Social Science Research (JCSSR)
ISSN: 0128-2697
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 87-93
Keywords: Women Entrepreneurs, Digital Literacy, Rural Area
Date: June 2020
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35106
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