ERIC Number: ED207512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Development of an Index of Computer Anxiety.
Rohner, Daniel J.; Simonson, Michael R.
This paper discusses the need for a measure of computer anxiety and describes the development of an index consisting of 10 target statements and 20 distractor statements, which was administered during the fall of 1980 to 175 education students in the undergraduate media course at Iowa State University. The score from the 10 target items was correlated to sex, hemisphericity, and field dependence. An analysis of variance was calculated between the scores on the Computer Anxiety Index and the subject's college major. While no statistically significant relationships were found for any variable, there appeared to be a slight relationship between hemisphericity and computer anxiety. The Computer Anxiety Index reliability estimate was fairly high (r = .86), but the instrument may be a valid measurement of "intent to use" the computer in the classroom which included computer anxiety. Further research on computer anxiety is recommended, and a list of 25 references is provided, as well as sample pages from the index. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Field Dependence Independence
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Philadelphia, PA, April 6-10, 1981). Not available separately: see IR 009 554.