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ERIC Number: ED414012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Pages: 11
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Primary School Students' Anxiety and Attitudes toward Computer-Based Learning.
Seng, SeokHoon; Choo, Mooi Lee
The introduction and implementation of computer-based learning (CBL) in primary schools in Singapore has created both benefits and problems. This study examined the attitudes and level of anxiety of 77 students toward CBL through two scales, the Computer Programming Anxiety Scale and the Liking for Computer-Related Activities Scale. Results showed a high level of confidence and feelings of adequacy when working with CBL. Only 5 out of 77 students did not feel confident working on computers, and very few indicated worry about performing on the computer in front of peers or the teacher. The students also had a strong liking for computer-related activities: over one-third of the students expressed a strong liking for learning to use programming software and to install a computer, and about half liked to maintain and repair computers and learn how computers are assembled. These attitudes contrast sharply with those of junior college students, who were investigated in an earlier study. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore