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ERIC Number: EJ1175022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Computer Attitude and eLearning Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students: Validating Potential Acceptance and Use of Online Learning Systems in Ghana
Larbi-Apau, Josephine; Oti-Boadi, Mabel; Tetteh, Albert
International Journal on E-Learning, v17 n2 p199-226 Apr 2018
Both computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy are critical complementary factors in determining confidence levels and behavioral belief systems, and can directly affect students' actions, performances and achievements. This study applied a multidimensional construct in validating computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy of Psychology undergraduate students in Ghana. A sample of students (n = 122) responded to questions on computer attitude anchored on a 5-point scale with high internal consistency reliability coefficients (a = 0.93) and a 4-point scale eLearning self-efficacy (a = 0.84) at p < 0.001. Data were analyzed using ANOVA and correlational statistics. The results validated moderately positive computer attitude of students and high eLearning self-efficacy, with significant variations in both factors. Results of computer attitude sub-levels showed affective (AFF) > perceived usefulness (USE) > behavioral intention (BEH) > perceived control (CON). A bivariate Spearman Spearman correlation between computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy showed considerable high positive and significant association (r = 0.36), p < 0.05 to suggest that as students' computer attitude increased, so did their eLearning self-efficacy. Mixed effects of demography on both computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy are reported. A further qualitative inquiry revealed that a blend of online and face-to-face engagements would serve the students' educational needs in the university better.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Attitude Scale