ATTITUDES TOWARDS USING COMPUTERS IN ADMINISTRATION AMONG SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
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Kassm, A.R.C. & Tahir, H.M. (2000). ATTITUDES TOWARDS USING COMPUTERS IN ADMINISTRATION AMONG SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. In D. Willis et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (pp. 408-414). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2000
Dee Anna Willis, Jerry Price & Jerry Willis
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The purpose of this experiment os to examine variables that could influnce the attitudes towards computers adninistrators in Malaysia. The variables investigated in this experiment were gender, age, computer skills and experience, and computer access and training. The instrument used for this experiment is the Computer Attitude Scale (CAS). The CAS is a 40-items instrument that is divided into four, 10-item sub-scales: Computer Anxiety, Computer Confidence, Computer Liking and Computer Usefulness. These four sub-scales were used to describe the four dimensions of attitudes toward computers. The findings significantly revealed that computers access and training, statistically influnced attitudes towards using computers, whereas gender, age, computer skills and experience did not. Therefore, the conclusions and recommendations based on the findings of this experiment indicated that proper training and better computer facilities should be provided by the authorities to teachers and school administrators in order to enhance the computer usage in schools and to increase the integration of information technology in education in Malaysia.
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