عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study aims to validate the Digital Native Characteristics Scale (DNAS). Regarding to the issue of validity consideration in electronic versions of the instruments; therefore electronic and printed versions of this scale validated by descriptive-survey method. The results of exploratory factor analysis showed that both electronic and printed versions had satisfactory validity and reliability. The scale revealed 4 features for digital natives, including: (1) grow up with technology; (2) reliance on the graphic in communication; (3) multitasking; and (4) instant feedback. The electronic version and printed version explained 65.71% and 62.43% of the variance respectively. The total reliability was obtained by Cronbach alpha for the electronic and printed version were α = 0.89 and α = 0.91 respectively. All four identified components in both print and electronic versions had optimum reliability. The use of this instrument was recommended in educational research and generational sociology and for designing instruction based on the characteristics of digital natives. In the end, the findings discussed and research suggestions are presented.
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