The relationship of computer experience and computer self—efficacy to performance in introductory computer literacy courses
Computer experience, Computer self-efficacy, Compuur literacy
Journal of Research on Computing in Education
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.
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Karsten, Rex and Roth, Roberta, "The relationship of computer experience and computer self—efficacy to performance in introductory computer literacy courses" (1998). Faculty Publications. 3909.