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Use of Computer Technologies Among Students in Schools in The District of Kubang Pasu, Kedah : Attitudes and Skills

Tengku Faekah, Tengku Ariffin (2002) Use of Computer Technologies Among Students in Schools in The District of Kubang Pasu, Kedah : Attitudes and Skills. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The development and maintenance of positive attitudes towards computers are crucial for the success of any computer literacy programme. Understanding the factors that affect attitudes towards computers will help educators to foster positive attitudes so that learners will obtain valuable computer skills. This study examines the status of computer use among the students in the District of Kubang Pasu, Kedah, students' attitudes towards computer technologies and their level of skills. Factors affecting their attitudes and skills, namely, gender, academic stream and frequency of use, experience in using computers and home computer ownership were also studied. The information for this study was obtained by means of a questionnaire, which was distributed to a total of 556 students in the District of Kubang Pasu, Kedah. The results of this study showed that students generally have positive attitudes towards computers, but quite a low level of skills in computing. The variables of each construct of attitudes (comfort/anxiety, liking, confidence and perceived usefulness) are correlated with the variable computer skills. The study also revealed that there are significant differences in gender, academic stream and frequency of use, experience in using computers and home computer ownership. In addition, this study also noted that the strongest predictor for computer attitudes and skills is computer experience. Based on the results of this study, recommendation are offered for the reinforcement of the existing positive attitudes towards computers and the development of computing skills among students.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Usage, School Students, Case Study, Kubang Pasu, Kedah
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025-1050.75 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Depositing User: Mrs Hafiza Mohd Akhir
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 04:38
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:09
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/975

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