Computer Self-Efficacy, Computer Anxiety And Attitudes Toward the Internet a Study Among Undergraduates in University of Calabar

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This study investigated undergraduate students’ computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety, reported use of an attitude towards Internet. The study also examined differences in computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety, attitude towards computer and reported use of Internet for undergraduate with differential demographic variables. 500 undergraduate students from University of Calabar from five faculties completed a computer self-efficacy scale, computer anxiety scale and attitude towards Internet scale. Information was also on their level of usage of Internet as well as other demographic variables. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics, population t-test, independent t-test, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and analysis of variance. The finding shows that undergraduate students were highly computer anxious, had a positive attitude toward Internet and computer and showed a higher computer self-efficacy and use of the Internet. The study also revealed differential Internet usage level based on demographic variable. A strong relationship was found between computer self-efficacy and attitude towards used of Internet. Computer self-efficacy increased as computer anxiety increased and vice versa. There was a significant influence of Internet usage level on computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety and attitudes toward the internet among undergraduate students. Undergraduate students with low computer anxiety showed high attitude towards Internet.

Keywords: Computer Self-Efficacy, Computer Anxiety, Attitudes Towards the Internet
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Assoc. Prof. Grace Umoren

Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Faculty of Education, University of Calabar

Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

A first class Hons degree in Science Education with bias in biology in the first degree and a Masters in the area of curriculum studies from the University of Calabar and a Ph .D from the university of Ibadan, Ibadan- Nigeria.. Won an award as the best graduating science education student in the first degree at the university of Calabar,Calabar – Nigeria. Also won four distinguished awards in 2004 from National Universities Commission, Virtual Institute for Higher Education Pedagogy .

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