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ERIC Number: EJ1113007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Intrapair Similarity of Computer Self-Efficacy in Turkish Adolescent Twins
Deryakulu, Deniz; Mcilroy, David; Ursavas, Ömer Faruk; Çaliskan, Erkan
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v54 n6 p840-862 Oct 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate genetic and environmental influences on computer self-efficacy. A total of 165 Turkish twin-pairs participated in the study. Participants' mean age was 12.45 (SD = 1.82). The results of paired t-test comparisons showed no significant differences in monozygotic, and both same-sex and opposite-sex dizygotic twin-pairs' levels of computer self-efficacy. Correlations were calculated to test intrapair similarity for computer self-efficacy. The monozygotic correlation for computer self-efficacy was 0.443 and the same-sex dizygotic correlation was .472, suggesting no genetic contribution to computer self-efficacy but providing support for environmental influences. Interpretations of results and potential directions for future research are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey