ERIC Number: ED394495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-8
Coping with Computer-Stress.
Hudiburg, Richard A.; Necessary, James R.
This document summarizes research which investigated coping strategies used by computer users who experienced varying degrees of computer-stress. A questionnaire, distributed to enrollees in a college course in which computer use was required, elicited information about computer abilities, anxiety, and self-esteem. Participants (n=83) were also asked to rate the stressfulness of a computer problem and to complete a scale which measured coping strategies. Statistical analyses of differences between high computer-stress users and low computer-stress users revealed that the former category had lower self-rated computer abilities, lower self-esteem, and higher levels of somatization and anxiety. High computer-stress users employed a variety of coping strategies, all emotionally focused, while low computer-stress users tended to adopt problem-solving strategies in dealing with computer problems. Two tables present numerical data. (Contains 24 references.) (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).