The study presents an empirical research carried out among Hungarian young internet users, focusing on digital inequalities. Since earlier researches with similar focus have shown important cognitive-cultural differences in the use of the new technologies, the empirical research was amended with two integrating concepts - lifestyle and knowledge styles (cognitive styles). As a result of the erosion of traditional social stratification structures, the diversification of life patterns and of lifestyles, it is presumable that differences in youth's use of technology can be captured to a smaller degree through traditional models, and to a greater degree through models supplemented with lifestyle and cognitive style.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.