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ERIC Number: EJ869210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Influence of Computer Anxiety and Knowledge on Computer Utilization of Senior Secondary School Students
Olatoye, Rafiu Ademola
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v7 n3 p1269-1288 2009
Introduction: The increase in computer usage is rapid and has also generated new challenges. This study investigated the influence of computer anxiety and knowledge on computer utilization among senior secondary school students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Method: A sample of four hundred students randomly selected from twenty secondary schools participated in the study. Results: Computer anxiety and knowledge when taken together significantly predicted computer utilization (R Square=0.079, p less than 0.05). There was significant relationship between computer knowledge and computer utilization (r=+0.276, p less than 0.05). Conclusion and Recommendations: Computer anxiety is a negative psychological construct that does not in anyway enhance computer utilisation. Computer knowledge however has positive relationship with computer utilization. Thus for Nigerian government to realise the Millennium Development Goals and improve computer literacy level, there is need to deliberately encourage computer teaching. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria