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Computer Attitude and eLearning Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students: Validating Potential Acceptance and Use of Online Learning Systems in Ghana.
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, Presbyterian University College, Ghana ; , Ghana Technology University College, Ghana ; , Ghana Life Insurance Company, Ghana

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 17, Number 2, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Both computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy are critical complementary factors in determining confidence levels and behavioral belief systems and can directly affect students’ actions, performances and achievements. This study applied a multidimensional construct in validating computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy of undergraduate psychology students in Ghana. A sample of students (n = 122) responded to questions on computer attitude anchored on a 5-point scale with high internal consistency reliability coefficients (a = .93) and a 4-pont scale eLearning self-efficacy (a = .84) at p < 0.001. Data were analyzed using ANOVA and correlational statistics. The results validated moderately positive computer attitude of students and high eLearning self-efficacy, with significant variations in both factors. Results of computer attitude sub-levels showed affective (AFF) > perceived usefulness (USE) > behavioral intention (BEH) > perceived control (CON). A bivariate Spearman correlation between computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy showed considerable high positive and significant association (r =.36), p < .05 to suggest that as students’ computer attitude increased, so did their eLearning self-efficacy. Mixed effects of demography on both computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy are reported. A further qualitative inquiry revealed that a blend of online and face-to-face engagements would serve the students’ educational needs in the university better.

Citation

Larbi-Apau, J., Oti-Boadi, M. & Tetteh, A. (2018). Computer Attitude and eLearning Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students: Validating Potential Acceptance and Use of Online Learning Systems in Ghana. International Journal on E-Learning, 17(2), 199-226. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 17, 2019 from .

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