An empirical investigation of sources of application-specific computer-self-efficacy and mediators of the efficacy - performance relationship
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.
computer self-efficacy; computer training; motivation; goal setting; goal orientations; personality; computer anxiety; GOAL ORIENTATION; JOB-PERFORMANCE; MODERATING ROLE; MOTIVATION; MODEL; ANTECEDENTS; COMMITMENT; STRATEGIES; DECISION; TECHNOLOGIES; Computer Science, Cybernetics; Ergonomics; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Integrating theory from research on training, computer self-efficacy (CSE), and motivation, this research validated a model of four factors that contribute to application-specific computer self-efficacy (AS-CSE) formation (previous experience, personality, learning goal orientation and computer anxiety) and three factors that mediate the relationship between AS-CSE and performance (goal level, goal commitment and performance goal orientation (PGO)). Using data from 313 individuals in an introductory computer skills course, the model was validated for database software. Results indicate that previous database software experience, trainee personality and learning goal orientation were positively related to AS-CSE, whereas computer anxiety was negatively related to AS-CSE. Additionally, goal level, goal commitment and PGOs were related to database test performance, and the relationship between AS-CSE and database test performance was also partially mediated by goal level and goal commitment. Implications for research and practice are discussed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
"An empirical investigation of sources of application-specific computer-self-efficacy and mediators of the efficacy - performance relationship" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5317.