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The College of Education students' attitudes toward computers at King Saud University
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, Ohio University, United States

Ohio University . Awarded

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to reveal attitudes toward computers held by students in the College of Education at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Using the Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) developed by Loyd and Loyd (1985), the study particularly investigated the influence of gender and the computer class CI 250 on four CAS subscales: “computer anxiety,” “computer confidence,” “computer liking,” and “computer usefulness.”

This study is important because of the wide use of computers in colleges in Saudi Arabia. One of the factors that determine the successful implementation of computers in classrooms is the attitudes of students. Hence, it was considered useful to determine the influence of gender and the computer class CI 250 on respondents' attitudes toward computers.

The population examined in this study was the undergraduate students in the College of Education at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 339 questionnaires were collected for data analysis. A two-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to examine the hypotheses proposed in the study. The results of the data analysis showed that (a) there was no significant interaction between the College of Education students' gender and whether or not they had taken the computer class CI 250 with respect to their attitudes toward computers; (b) there was a statistically significant difference in the College of Education students' attitudes toward computers based on gender; and (c) there was a statistically significant difference in the College of Education students' attitudes toward computers based on whether or not they had taken the computer class CI 250.

This study finds that (a) in general, students in the College of Education at King Saud University had positive attitudes toward computers; (b) taking a computer class improved these students' attitudes toward computers; and (c) the more computer experience these students had, the more positive were their attitudes toward computers. The study presents several recommendations in order to improve students' attitudes toward computers and increase the use of computers in the College of Education at King Saud University.

Citation

Alsebail, A. The College of Education students' attitudes toward computers at King Saud University. Ph.D. thesis, Ohio University. Retrieved April 24, 2019 from .

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