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ERIC Number: ED428686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 7
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Attitudes of University Students to Computing: An Australian Perspective.
Lau, Sim Kim; Ang, Yang
This paper reports on the results of a study investigating attitude toward computing for a large group (n=509) of students undertaking an introductory information systems course in an Australian university. Students were surveyed using a two-part questionnaire. The first section dealt with gender, previous computing experience, and level of computer knowledge, and included other questions such as age, program of study, year of study, and mode of study (i.e., full-time or part-time). The second section consisted of 24 questions related to attitude to computing. Results show that age and gender do not appear to significantly influence attitudes to computing. However, previous computing background and level of computer knowledge do significantly influence attitudes to computing. Suggestions for future research are discussed. Four figures illustrate the breakdowns of: age in relation to previous computer experience; age in relation to level of computer knowledge; gender in relation to previous computer background; and gender in relation to level of computer knowledge. Two tables present the 24 questions on attitude toward computing and the observed Chi-square values of the four variables. Contains 11 references. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia