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McInerney, Valentina; And Others – 1994
This paper reports on a study designed to examine the comparative efficacy of collaborative self-regulated learning and direct teaching on the reduction of computer anxiety among students, as well as the comparative effects of these models of teaching on student achievement. Using a quasi-experimental design, two equivalent groups of university…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Anxiety, Computer Science Education, Conventional Instruction
McInerney, Valentina; And Others – 1994
This research emerged from an effort to develop a theory of computer anxiety relevant to beginning adult learners in a range of university disciplines. To this end, the first step was to design and refine an instrument which was reliable and valid for this population. The development of the "a priori" model of computer anxiety used in this study…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Attitude Measures, Computer Anxiety, Computer Science Education
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, Valentina; And Others – 1996
This research seeks to find the most effective mode of instruction which can assist undergraduate students in gaining initial computing skills while alleviating anxiety by contrasting a traditional direct teaching approach with one that emphasizes self-regulation within a cooperative learning context. Specifically, the study compares the…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy, Foreign Countries
McInerney, Dennis M.; McInerney, Valentina; Bazeley, Pat; Ardington, Angela – 1998
This paper describes research into the nature of the achievement goals and values held by students from Window Rock High School on the Navajo Reservation (Arizona). It examines the compatibility of these student-held goals and values with goals and values promoted by classrooms and schools, and the impact individual, family, peer, class, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, American Indians, Competition