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ERIC Number: EJ893899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Are Men More Technology-Oriented than Women? The Role of Gender on the Development of General Computer Self-Efficacy of College Students
He, Jun; Freeman, Lee A.
Journal of Information Systems Education, v21 n2 p203-212 2010
Previous research has studied gender differences in people's perceptions and behaviors toward information technologies with mixed findings. In addition, the reasons causing these differences have been discussed but rarely empirically tested in the literature. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms through which gender affects the development of general computer self-efficacy (CSE) among college students. Results suggest that females feel less confident with computers because they have learned less and practiced less, and feel more anxious about using computers when compared with male counterparts. Implications from the research are also discussed. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor Emeritus, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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