Faculty Publications

Title

Computer self-efficacy: A practical indicator of student computer competency in introductory IS courses

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Computer Self-efficacy, IS Education, Self-Efficacy

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Informing Science

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

61

Last Page

68

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1998

DOI of published version

10.28945/615

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