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McInerney, Valentina; And Others – 1990
This study examined the effects of increased computing experience on the computer anxiety of 101 first year preservice teacher education students at a regional university in Australia. Three instruments measuring computer anxiety and attitudes--the Computer Anxiety Rating Scale (CARS), Attitudes Towards Computers Scale (ATCS), and Computer…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Coeducation, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education
McInerney, Dennis M.; McInerney, Valentina – 1996
School motivation and achievement for an individual is the product of a complex set of interacting goals, goals which may be more or less significant to individuals from different cultural backgrounds. This paper describes a project which examines the nature of goals held by students from different cultural groups, the compatibility of these goals…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
Craven, Rhonda G.; McInerney, Valentina; Marsh, Herbert W. – 2000
This study employed a multi-cohort multi-occasion (MCMO) design to measure self-concept and academic achievement among 5- and 6-year-olds. Preliminary findings from the first two waves of data were used to examine: (1) the structure and development of a multidimensional self-concept; (2) the stability of self-concept responses over time; (3) the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques, Primary Education
McInerney, Dennis M.; Young, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Valentina – 2000
This research examined the multidimensionality of achievement goals and their hierarchical relations in a sample of 939 students from 6 high schools in New South Wales, Australia. The first year of the study these students completed a survey instrument on school motivation, the Inventory of School Motivation. There will be follow-up for 3 years.…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
McInerney, Valentina; McInerney, Dennis M.; Cincotta, Madeleine; Totaro, Paolo; Williams, Debra – 2001
This study compared Australian teachers' attitudes toward multicultural education in 2000 with their attitudes in 1979, focusing on: fostering community language maintenance, fostering cultural identity and prestige maintenance, and fostering the benefits of multiculturalism within the community. Participating schools included: those which had…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)
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McInerney, Valentina; Marsh, Herbert W.; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Developed a multidimensional measure of affect and cognition in relation to adult learning of computing skills, the Computer Anxiety and Learning Measure (CALM). Results from 794 Australian undergraduates support the validity and reliability of the CALM with this population, although whether the measure is invariant across different adult…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy
McInerney, Valentina; Marsh, Herbert W.; McInerney, Dennis M. – 1998
This paper discusses the process through which a powerful multidimensional measure of affect and cognition in relation to adult learning of computing skills was derived from its early theoretical stages to its validation using structural equation modeling. The discussion emphasizes the importance of ensuring a strong substantive base from which to…
Descriptors: Adults, Cognitive Processes, Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy