Age-Differences In Computer Anxiety - The Role Of Computer Experience, Gender And Education
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Educ. Comput. Res.
ATTITUDES; VALIDITY; SCALES; Education & Educational Research
Research in the area of computer anxiety has traditionally concentrated on the younger adult In this study older adults (55 years and over) were compared to younger adults (30 years and under) on levels of computer anxiety and computer experience. Subjects completed a demographic and computer experience questionnaire, a computer anxiety scale, and a computer attitude scale. Findings indicated that older adults were less computer anxious (as measured by both scales), had more positive attitudes toward computers, and had more liking for computers than younger adults. Older adults also had less computer experience than younger adults. In contrast, however, older subjects indicated less computer confidence than younger subjects. Additionally, for both younger and older adults, higher levels of computer experience were associated with lower levels of computer anxiety, and a more positive attitude toward computers. No gender differences were found for computer anxiety or computer attitudes when computer experience was controlled.
Journal of Educational Computing Research
"Age-Differences In Computer Anxiety - The Role Of Computer Experience, Gender And Education" (1994). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1037.