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Computer anxiety, self-efficacy, computer experience: an investigation throughout a computer science degree

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3 Author(s)
Doyle, E. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Trinity Coll., Dublin, OH ; Stamouli, I. ; Huggard, M.

Considerable research has focused on the relationship between computer experience, computer anxiety and self-efficacy. These factors have been used both individually and in combination as predictors in the social sciences and business studies [1, 7, 17]. However, very few studies investigate their effects in the area of computer science. This study focuses on capturing these factors across the four years of a computer science course at Trinity College, Dublin. It shows that as computer experience increases self-efficacy also increases while computer anxiety decreases with increasing experience

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Frontiers in Education, 2005. FIE '05. Proceedings 35th Annual Conference

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19-22 Oct. 2005