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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(11), 1455-1459
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-11-2
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Computer Anxiety, Computer Self-Efficacy and Attitude towards Internet among Secondary School Students in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Iniobong F. Akpan1,

1Department of Science Education, Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin L.G.A., Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: November 09, 2018

Cite this paper:
Iniobong F. Akpan. Computer Anxiety, Computer Self-Efficacy and Attitude towards Internet among Secondary School Students in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(11):1455-1459. doi: 10.12691/education-6-11-2

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the influence of computer anxiety and computer self efficacy on the attitude of students to internet in selected model secondary schools in Akwa lbom State, Nigeria. Students' attitude towards the use of internet has been an issue of great concern to teachers of computer science. Three hypotheses were stated to guide the researcher in the course of the study. An expost facto design was used and the population of the study consisted of one thousand eight hundred and two senior secondary 2 students of model secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The sample consisted of six hundred students drawn using the stratified random sampling technique. Students' computer Anxiety, Computer Self-efficacy and Attitude to Internet Questionnaire (SCASEAIQ) was the instrument used to collect data for the study. The questionnaire was divided into three sections. Each of the sections consisted of twenty items. The researcher visited the students and personally administered the instrument. Data analysis was done using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and independent t-test. All the hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Findings revealed that there is a significant positive relationship between students' computer anxiety and attitudes towards internet. There is a significant positive relationship between students' computer self-efficacy and attitude towards internet. Computer anxiety and computer self-efficacy significantly influence students' attitude towards internet. It was concluded that students' computer anxiety and computer self-efficacy influenced students' altitudes toward the internet.

Keywords:
computer education anxiety self-efficacy internet attitudes students

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