NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1060304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Computers and Performance in the Accounting Information Systems Class
Lenard, Mary Jane; Wessels, Susan; Khanlarian, Cindi
American Journal of Business Education, v3 n2 p23-30 Feb 2010
Using a model developed by Young (2000), this paper explores the relationship between performance in the Accounting Information Systems course, self-assessed computer skills, and attitudes toward computers. Results show that after taking the AIS course, students experience a change in perception about their use of computers. Females' self-evaluation of their computer skills improved significantly after the course, while males' self-evaluation showed no change. Females also received significantly higher grades compared to males. There was a significant relationship between confidence and self-assessed computer skills. This study shows that the AIS course is successful in developing students' confidence in using computers. Training that results in accurate self-assessment of skills may influence the choice of careers and one's future success in those careers.
Clute Institute. 6901 South Pierce Street Suite 239, Littleton, CO 80128. Tel: 303-904-4750; Fax: 303-978-0413; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Attitude Scale
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A