Measuring and evaluating early childhood prospective practitioners' attitudes toward computers

Academic Article

Abstract

  • This study investigated computer attitudes among 131 early childhood education and care prospective practitioners. Study participants completed a demographic questionnaire and the Computer Attitude Scale (CAS). Results indicated that the majority of these students reported relatively positive attitudes toward computers although a sizable minority was found to have neutral to negative attitudes. Measurement data gained from study respondents indicated acceptable CAS validity and reliability indexes. Significant relationships were found between computer attitudes and having access to a home computer and having formal computer training. Implications for university faculty involved in preservice education are discussed.
  • Published In

  • Family Relations  Journal
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    Author List

  • Sexton D; King N; Aldridge J; Goodstadt-Killoran I
  • Start Page

  • 277
  • End Page

  • 285
  • Volume

  • 48