Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 10
Page No. 523 - 528

Factors Influencing the Attitudes of Secondary School Students Towards Computer Self-Efficacy

Authors : Nadia Hidayah Mohd Ariffin, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub and Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar

Abstract: This study identifies the factors which influence students’ attitudes towards computer self-efficacy or confidence in using the computer competently. A total of 413 secondary school students taking the Information and Communication Technology Literacy (ICTL) course were randomly chosen. The study revealed that the respondents had positive attitudes towards computer use with the overall mean at 3.93 (SD = 0.34) on a Likert scale of 1-5. The respondents also showed positive attitudes in the affective, cognitive and behaviour domains. The results indicated that students’ computer self-efficacy was at a moderate level. Correlation analyses showed that computer self-efficacy had a positive relationship with students’ attitudes in the affective domain (r = 0.424; p<0.01), behaviour domain (r = 0.355; p<0.01) and cognitive domain (r = 0.355; p<0.01). Nevertheless, a multiple regression analysis revealed that only the affective and behaviour domains influenced students’ attitudes. The results showed the importance of ensuring that students develop positive attitudes towards computers to increase computer self-efficacy.

How to cite this article:

Nadia Hidayah Mohd Ariffin, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub and Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar, 2013. Factors Influencing the Attitudes of Secondary School Students Towards Computer Self-Efficacy. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 523-528.

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