ERIC Number: ED264297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Validation Studies of a New Computer Attitudes Scale.
Gressard, Clarice P.; Loyd, Brenda H.
The Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) is a Likert-type instrument consisting of 30 items which present positively and negatively worded statements of attitudes toward computers and the use of computers. The CAS was subjected to three validation studies. The first study examined the reliability and factorial validity of the CAS and its subscales. The second study correlated the subscales with another computer attitude inventory to determine the convergent validity of both instruments. The third study analyzed the results of the preprogram/postprogram administration of the CAS subscales to determine their effectiveness in reflecting change in computer attitudes as a result of computer instruction and experience. Study participants were elementary, middle school, and secondary teachers. Results of the three validation studies indicate that: (1) the scores of the three subscales are sufficiently stable; (2) the CAS has reasonable convergent validity; and, (3) the CAS is sensitive to attitude changes resulting from computer instruction and experience. The CAS appears to be a convenient, reliable, and valid measure of computer attitudes. (PN)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Attitude Scale