Faculty Publications

Title

The relationship of computer experience and computer self—efficacy to performance in introductory computer literacy courses

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Computer experience, Computer self-efficacy, Compuur literacy

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Research on Computing in Education

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

14

Last Page

24

Abstract

This study was de5igned to identify the relationships that exist among computer experience, computer self-efficacy, and computer -dependent performance in an introductory computer literacy course. Measures of computer experience and computer self-efficacy were assessed prior to student participation in the course and their relationship to subsequent course performance was analyzed. Results suggest that it is the relevance, rather than quantity, of computer experience students bring to class that is most predictive of performance. Accordingly, only computer self-efficacy was found to be significantly related to computer-dependent course performance. Implications for educators charged with assessing the computer literacy of students entering college are discussed. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1998

DOI of published version

10.1080/08886504.1998.10782238

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