Computer self-efficacy: A practical indicator of student computer competency in introductory IS courses
Computer Self-efficacy, IS Education, Self-Efficacy
Students often receive their first college-level computer training in introductory information systems courses. Students and faculty frequently expect this training to develop a level of student computer competence that will support computer use in future courses. In this study, we applied measures of computer self-efficacy to students in a typical introductory IS course. The measures provided useful evidence that student perceptions of their ability to use computers effectively in the future significantly improved as a result of their training experience. The computer self-efficacy measures also provided enhanced insight into course-related factors of practical concern to IS educators. Study results also suggest computer self-efficacy measures may be a practical and informative means of assessing computer-training outcomes in the introductory IS course context.
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Karsten, Rex and Roth, Roberta M., "Computer self-efficacy: A practical indicator of student computer competency in introductory IS courses" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3891.