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University students' Internet attitudes and Internet self-efficacy: a study at three universities in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16901248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was conducted to explore university students' attitudes and self-efficacy toward the Internet. Moreover, the relationships between their attitudes and self-efficacy toward the Internet were also investigated. The sample of this study included 1,313 students, coming from three universities in Taiwan. It was found that male students expressed significantly more positive attitudes than females on their "perceived control" of the Internet. The male students also revealed better Internet self-efficacy than their female counterparts. Moreover, students having more on-line hours per week, in general, displayed more positive Internet attitudes and Internet self-efficacy. In addition, students' grade level also played an important role in their Internet attitudes; graduate students tended to possess more positive Internet attitudes. More importantly, students' Internet attitudes were highly correlated with their Internet self-efficacy. The results in this study seemed to reveal that students' attitudes toward the Internet could be viewed as one of the important indicators for predicting their Internet self-efficacy. It is also suggested that some training programs or courses may be helpful in improving university students' attitudes and self-efficacy toward the Internet.
Ying-Tien Wu; Chin-Chung Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1094-9313     ISO Abbreviation:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-11     Completed Date:  2006-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804397     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Education and Center for Teacher Education, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Computers*
Educational Measurement
Reference Values
Self Efficacy*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Students / psychology*

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