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ERIC Number: ED312444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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What Research Says about Keyboarding Skills and Computer Anxiety.
Artwohl, Mary Jane
A literature search identified 14 studies that were examined concerning keyboarding and computer anxiety. Although research on the relationship between keyboarding skills and computer anxiety is scarce, studies are being conducted to measure the effects of basic keyboarding skills on increased productivity. In addition, research is being performed on the effects of anxiety and its remediation through training. The research reviewed indicates that keyboarding is a basic skill related to the efficient use of computers. Familiarity with this skill, in turn, stimulates interest and enables concentration to be focused on the task to be accomplished, thereby increasing awareness and understanding about computers and decreasing anxiety. One study found that although keyboarding skills did not lead to conceptual understanding of computers, typists were significantly more likely to understand future office computer use than nontypists. In contrast to the lack of literature on formal research relating keyboarding skill to lessening of computer anxiety is the availability of articles stressing the benefits of implementing a program in basic keyboarding skills as a prerequisite to computer use, but these benefits are not quantified. (32 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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