An examination of digital footprint awareness and digital experiences of higher education students

Main Article Content

Yeşim Sürmelioğlu
Süleyman Sadi Seferoğlu


Rapid changes are occurring in life owing to information and communication technologies. During this change period, digital
identities have begun to emerge. These identities are associated with actions that users perform in online environments. A
digital footprint is formed with these actions. The purpose of this study is to determine the digital footprint awareness and
digital footprint experiences of higher education students. In order to collect data for the study, researchers developed a
data collection tool titled ‘A survey for digital media use’. The study group consisted of 508 higher education students from
41 Turkish universities. Data were collected through an online-form where participation was on a volunteer basis. The
findings of the research show that students have a high level of digital footprint awareness ( x = 4.251) and a low level of
digital footprint experience ( x = 1.907).
Keywords: Digital footprint, digital footprint awareness, digital footprint experiences, higher education students.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details


Most read articles by the same author(s)

Obs.: This plugin requires at least one statistics/report plugin to be enabled. If your statistics plugins provide more than one metric then please also select a main metric on the admin's site settings page and/or on the journal manager's settings pages.