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Gender and computers: similarities and differences in Iranian college students' attitudes toward computers
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Computers & Education Volume 37, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This study surveys attitudes about computers among 375 Iranian undergraduate students (155 males and 220 females). We found significant gender differences with respect to confidence about computers and stereotypic views of computer users. Women showed stronger beliefs in equal gender ability and competence in use of computers, but expressed low confidence in their own ability to work with computers. There were no significant gender differences in respondents' liking for computers or their perceptions of the usefulness of computers. Male and female students believed equally in the positive effects of computers on individuals and society. Results also are discussed in terms of parents' perceived beliefs and behaviors, as well as their socioeconomic status (SES.)

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Shashaani, L. & Khalili, A. (2001). Gender and computers: similarities and differences in Iranian college students' attitudes toward computers. Computers & Education, 37(3), 363-375. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 21, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1315(01)00059-8

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