ERIC Number: ED331480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Attitudes toward Personal and School Use of Computers.
Troutman, Andria P.
This report presents the findings of a survey of 292 preservice teachers concerning their attitudes toward the personal use and school use of microcomputers. The students' attitudes were measured on a variety of issues including computer assisted instruction, feasibility of computer use, value of computer use, confidence in personal ability to use computers, and interest in using computers. An additional purpose of the study was to design two Likert attitude scales, one for attitudes toward the use of computers in schooling, and the other for attitudes toward personal use of computers. The method used to design the questionnaire is discussed as well as the research method used to validate the two attitude scales. Results of the survey indicated that students who feel secure in their own personal use of computers also feel positive toward the use of computers in schools. Copies of both attitude scales are provided. (3 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, February 13-16, 1991).