ERIC Number: ED408320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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Assessing and Improving the Factorial Structures of the Computer Self-Efficacy Scale.
Moroz, Pauline A.; Nash, John B.
The Computer Self-Efficacy Scale (CSE) developed by C. A. Murphy, D. Coover, and S. V. Owen (1989) is an instrument purported to assess computer-related competencies. Previous research into the factor structure of the CSE has yielded conflicting results. In this study, the scale was used to collect data from 216 graduate education students. A principal factor analysis with orthogonal rotation generated a four-factor solution with high alpha reliabilities. Additional analysis supported the convergent and discriminant validity of the scale with measures of computer confidence and computer anxiety. Results suggest that the scale also differentiates between users with high and low amounts of computer use experience. Results support previous research that indicates that the amount of experience people have with computers has an effect on their perceptions of self-efficacy for computer-related tasks. (Contains 3 tables and 31 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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