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ERIC Number: ED503900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
An Investigation of Factors Related to Self-Efficacy for Java Programming among Engineering Students
Askar, Petek; Davenport, David
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET v8 n1 article 3 Jan 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the factors related to self-efficacy for Java programming among first year engineering students. An instrument assessing Java programming self-efficacy was developed from the computer programming self-efficacy scale of Ramalingam & Wiedenbeck. The instrument was administered at the beginning of the course via Internet with a questionnaire concerning gender, department, computer skills, computer experience, frequency of computer use and family background. Results indicated that self-efficacy of males were stronger than females, 11.8% of the variance in self-efficacy was explained by computer experience, the correlation coefficient calculated with the regression factor score of computer skills and self-efficacy scores was statistically significant. In addition siblings use of computers was significant and the mother's role was critical. The Java Programming Self-Efficacy Scale is appended. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)