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ERIC Number: EJ776014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Development and Validation of a Mobile Computer Anxiety Scale
Wang, Yi-Shun
British Journal of Educational Technology, v38 n6 p990-1009 Nov 2007
Although researchers have developed various scales for measuring users' computer anxiety or Internet anxiety, none of the literature has addressed the measurement of mobile computer anxiety (MCA). The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a multidimensional mobile computer anxiety scale (MCAS) based on previous research on computer anxiety and Internet anxiety. In this study, I introduce and define the construct of MCA, provide an empirical validation of the construct and its underlying dimensionality, develop a generic MCA scale with desirable psychometric properties and explore the scale's theoretical and practical applications. By analysing data from a sample of 287 respondents, this study proposes a 7-factor, 38-item MCAS. This empirically validated scale will be useful to researchers in developing and testing mobile learning (m-learning) theories, as well as to educators and m-learning managers in understanding an individual's MCA and in promoting the use of mobile computing and learning systems.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Anxiety Scale