The Interaction between Chinese University Students’ Computer Use and Their Attitudes toward Computer in Learning and Innovation
A survey study investigated the dynamic interaction between Chinese university students’ computer use and their attitudes toward computer in learning and innovation. The relationships among attitudes toward computer in learning (ACL), attitudes toward innovation (ATI), and self-perception on computer skill (SPCS), were also examined. Participants were 292 university students from three universities in Beijing, and all of them had used computer and Internet before. The results showed that: (a) Previous computer use could predict recent computer use with ACL, ATI, and SPCS as mediate variables; (b) males were more confident than females in SPCS, but there was no gender difference in either ACL or ATI; and (c) the participants’ notion of innovation was significantly more positive than their innovative action.
KeywordsComputer use Computer attitude Attitudes toward innovation Self-perception on computer skill Gender difference
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