The motivation to adopt new technologies was assessed by a survey of school pupils in different parts of the country. Results showed a significantly lower level of motivation in Devon than elsewhere. The pattern of results for Devon is described and analysed in relation to the composition of the local socio-economic environment. Alternative ways of interpreting the results suggest both pessimistic and optimistic views about Devon's regional growth potential. Policy options relating to the positive and negative interpretations are proposed.
Matthews, J., Breakwell, G., & Fife-Schaw, C. (1989). Young people's attitudes to new technology in Devon: an element in regional growth potential. Geoforum, 20(1), 27-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/0016-7185(89)90014-6