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What predicts attitudes toward computer?


Tengku Ariffin, Tengku Faekah and Nordin, Hasniza and Abdul Karim, Abdul Malek (2008) What predicts attitudes toward computer? Malaysian Education Deans' Council Journal, 2 (1). pp. 1-11. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The study was conducted to examine the status of computer use and attitudes among secondary school students.It also identifies the relationships among the variables and the predictors of computer attitudes.External variables (such as computer experience and frequency of use), perceived usefulness and confidence are included as potential antecedents of attitudes toward computer. Data was collected among 293 secondary school students in Kedah, Malaysia. It was found that there exist moderate to strong relationships between all the variables studied, with r-value ranging from .17 to .69. Regression analyses have identified confidence in using computers as the strongest predictors of computer attitudes, with R2 = .48. Other variables, computer experience, perceived usefulness and frequency of use also entered the equation, but turned out to be poor predictor of attitude toward computers.Discussion of findings and suggestions for future research are included in the text.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Tengku Faekah Tengku Ariffin
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 02:45
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 02:45
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21675

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