Different Computer Attitudes Between American And
Beth Chandler, D. LaMont Johnson Leping Liu
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
University of Nevada, RenoUniversity of Nevada, RenoUniversity of Nevada, Reno Research findings have suggested that student’s computer attitudes tend to influence both their learning and achieve ment (Freedman & Liu, 1996; & Liu, 1997) with regard to computer mastery. It has also been shown that students with different ethnic backgrounds have different attitudes toward computers (DeVillar & Faltis, 1991; Freedman & Liu, 1996). As computer education has become an issue in many countries around the globe, the examination of student attitudes relating to computers and their use has become a topic for research. Of particular interest is the examination of possible differences in attitude among students from various countries and cultures. A number of studies have been conducted where American students have been compared to students of other countries (Martin, Heller, & Mahmoud, 1992). There is, however, a paucity of information on this topic relating to Chinese students. It is well documented (Stevenson, 1992; & Johnson & Liu, 1996), that the Chinese educational system is extremely unique, particularly in its attainment of high student motivation and exceptional work ethic.
Chandler, B. (1998). Different Computer Attitudes Between American And. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 862-865). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).