The Interaction between Chinese University Students’ Computer Use and Their Attitudes toward Computer in Learning and Innovation

  • Ye Liu
  • Xiaolan Fu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5638)


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.


Computer use Computer attitude Attitudes toward innovation Self-perception on computer skill Gender difference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ye Liu
    • 1
  • Xiaolan Fu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of PsychologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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