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ERIC Number: ED355905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 14
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Differences between Computer Administered and Paper Administered Computer Anxiety and Performance Measures.
Perkins, Bob
This research investigated whether computer anxiety is different if the measure is administered by computer rather than by paper and pencil. The study compared two groups of students (N=83) who were gathered from three undergraduate sections and one graduate section of a required computer class for in-service and pre-service teachers using anxiety level and performance as measures. Both groups took a written pretest; but one group was administered an anxiety scale (pre and post) and posttest on the computer using a HyperCard stack, while the other group used a paper and pencil version of these measures. Other variables, including owning a computer, graduate versus undergraduate status, previous use of computers, and gender, were also investigated. Statistical analysis of the data revealed there was no significant difference on any variable between the two test administration formats; computer ownership had an effect on both performance and anxiety; anxiety level was higher for graduate students; and females, while starting and ending with lower performance and anxiety levels, made higher gains in performance and decreased their anxiety levels. (Contains 12 references.) (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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