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ERIC Number: EJ815127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Relationships between Computer Self-Efficacy, Technology, Attitudes and Anxiety: Development of the Computer Technology Use Scale (CTUS)
Conrad, Agatha M.; Munro, Don
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v39 n1 p51-73 2008
Two studies are reported which describe the development and evaluation of a new instrument, the Computer Technology Use Scale (CTUS), comprising three domains: computer self-efficacy, attitudes to technology, and technology related anxiety. Study 1 describes the development of the instrument and explores its factor structure. Study 2 used confirmatory factor analysis to evaluate the stability of the factors identified and to examine relationships between computer self-efficacy, attitudes, and anxiety. There were 479 (Study 1) and 352 (Study 2) University--recruited subjects who volunteered for the project. The initial five factor solution of the CTUS scale was confirmed which include the following factors: computer efficacy, technology related anxiety, complexity, positive attitudes, and negative attitudes. Computer efficacy was positively related to positive attitudes and negatively related to other factors. The relationship between the factors is discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia