Computer Attitude as a Function of Gender, Type of School Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematics Achievement

Khatoon, Tahira; Mahmood, Sadia
January 2011
European Journal of Social Sciences;Jan2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p434
Academic Journal
This study examined the effects of gender, type of school, mathematics anxiety and mathematics achievement on attitude toward computers. The population of this study consists of 863 males and 789 females from 15 secondary schools of Uttar Pradesh (India). The Computer Attitude Scale, Math Anxiety Scale and Math Achievement Test were used for data collection, while t-test and correlation techniques were used for statistical analysis. The results of the analysis showed that females hold more comfort, confidence and more positive attitude toward computer than males. Moreover, the students of Missionary and A.M.U. schools had more favorable computer attitude in comparison to students of Muslim and Hindu Managed, Government and Government Aided schools. Students with high mathematics achievement and low mathematics anxiety held more positive attitude toward computer. Further, this study showed a negative correlation (r=-0.36) of computer attitude with mathematics anxiety and positive correlation (r=0.39) with mathematics achievement.


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