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ERIC Number: EJ1111519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Relationship between Gender Identity, Perceived Social Support for Using Computers, and Computer Self-Efficacy and Value Beliefs of Undergraduate Students
Deechuay, Naraphol; Koul, Ravinder; Maneewan, Sorakrich; Lerdpornkulrat, Thanita
Education and Information Technologies, v21 n6 p1699-1713 Nov 2016
This study investigated relationship between gender identity, social support for using computers and computer self-efficacy and value beliefs. Data was collected from first year undergraduate students at a university near Bangkok (72.3% females, mean age = 18.52 years). The respondents in our survey did not intend to major in computer sciences. Results show parental and peer support for using computers were positively associated with computer self-efficacy and value beliefs for both males and females. Gender typicality was positively associated with the level of computer self-efficacy for males and personal endorsement of gender-stereotypes was negatively associated with the level of computer self-efficacy for females. Students who responded "yes" to whether they would pursue employment in a job that may require them to work with computers reported significantly higher computer self-efficacy and value for using computers than students who responded "no" or "undecided". Gender role socialization and expectancy-value theories are used to interpret group differences in computer self-efficacy and value beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand (Bangkok)
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