ERIC Number: ED382624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Cross-Cultural Validation Study of the Computer Attitude Scale.
Kim, JinGyu; And Others
The reliability and factorial validity of the Computer Attitudes Scale (CAS) was assessed with college students in South Korea. The CAS was developed for use with high school students, but has been used in higher education in the United States. It is a Likert-type scale of 30 positive and negative statements about the use of computers, and is one of the most extensively used and tested computer attitude scales. Subjects were 182 female and 121 male Korean college students who completed a Korean translation of the instrument. Reliability coefficients of the three subscales and the total score were high, indicating that the scale is stable enough to be used and reliable in measuring attitudes toward computers. Results from factor analyses imply that the CAS measures more various traits in Korean culture than in the United States. Korean students had more negative attitudes overall about computers than did students in the United States, and these may distinguish beyond the three previously identified factors of computer dislike, anxiety, and confidence. In addition, Korean students demonstrate more persistence in learning overall. Further research is needed to investigate causes of Korean students' differentiated feelings about computers. (Contains 36 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Attitudes Scale; South Korea
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).