Predictors of Attitude of College Students Towards use of Computers


  • Jagpreet Kaur Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Community service, Arts Block No.-5, punjabi university, patiala, punjab - 147002, India
  • Khushgeet Kaur research Fellow, Department of Education and Community service, arts Block No.-5, punjabi university, patiala, punjab - 147002, India



use of computers, computer related anxiety, computer related self-efficacy, college students


The study focused on exploring predictors of attitude of college students towards use of computers. t he data were collected from 300 government and private degree college students of s angrur district of p unjab. t he results of correlation analysis revealed negative and significant relationship of attitude of college students towards use of computers with computer related anxiety. t he results revealed significant and positive relationship of attitude of college students towards use of computers with computer related self-efficacy. Further, negative and significant relationship between computer related anxiety and computer related self-efficacy among college students was reported. Computer related anxiety emerged as the most significant predictor of attitude of college students towards use of computers. t hese results of the study have implications for counsellors, teachers and parents.


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How to Cite

Jagpreet Kaur, & Khushgeet Kaur. (2015). Predictors of Attitude of College Students Towards use of Computers. Issues and Ideas in Education, 3(1), 29–39.



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