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Internet Self-Efficacy and the Psychology of the Digital Divide


Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1083-6101


Collects survey data from undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory communication class to develop an operational measure of Internet self-efficacy. Finds the scale to be reliable and internally consistent. Concludes prior Internet experience, outcome expectancies and Internet use were significantly and positively correlated to Internet self-efficacy judgments, and Internet stress and self-disparagement were negatively related to Internet self-efficacy. (RS)


Eastin, M.S. & LaRose, R. (2000). Internet Self-Efficacy and the Psychology of the Digital Divide. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 6(1),. Retrieved October 29, 2020 from .

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