Gender and personality traits' (BFI-10) effect on self-perceived tech savviness

Cecilia Olexova, Kathrin Kirchner, Frantisek Sudzina

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Today's students are considered as digital natives that grew up digitally. They use smartphones and services like social media on a regular basis. The aim of this paper is to analyze if gender and personality traits (Big Five Inventory-10) influence self-perceived tech savviness of Slovak business students. The tech savviness is investigated in two dimensions - in one's own opinion and in the eyes of others. In both cases, neuroticism significantly influences self-perceived tech savviness, and the relationship is negative. It may be because more neurotic people are more afraid of using various new features of tech devices. Moreover, self-perceived tech savviness in eyes of others is significantly influenced also by gender, i.e. men consider themselves more tech savvy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Information Technology for Practice 2017
EditorsJan Ministr, Milena Tvrdíková
Place of PublicationOstrava
PublisherVSB-Technical University of Ostrava
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-80-248-4089-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-80-248-4090-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIT for Practice 2017 - Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 Oct 201710 Oct 2017


ConferenceIT for Practice 2017
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • tech savviness
  • personality traits
  • gender
  • empirical research
  • quantitative methods


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