Technology

This section includes instruments and scales that assess various aspects of Technology. Areas addressed include: ability to use information technology, enjoyment of and attitudes toward computers, self-efficacy/self-confidence/outcome expectancy beliefs towards technology, computer usage, ease of use, skill level, technology tasks skill level, and judgments about the project, and student self-assessments for general computer knowledge, file management knowledge, PowerPoint presentation knowledge, spreadsheets knowledge, and word processing knowledge.

Instrument Description
Attitude Toward Computers
(Grades 4-12)

This subscale includes 27 items focused on assessing enjoyment of and attitudes toward computers.

File Management Knowledge
(High School and College)

This 10-item scale is designed to help students determine if they need additional training or practice to develop file management skills. 

General Computer Knowledge
(High School and College)

This 10-item scale is designed to help students determine if they need additional training or practice to develop general computer skills.

Self-Efficacy with Computers
(Grades 4-12)

This 8-item subscale that measure self-efficacy/self-confidence/outcome expectancy beliefs towards technology.

Self-Efficacy with Computers
(Middle & High School)

This 10-item scale is designed to help students determine if they need additional training or practice to develop file management skills. 

Spreadsheets
(High School & College )

This 10-item scale is designed to help students determine if they need additional training or practice to develop spreadsheet skills.

Technology
(Ages 13-15)

This 5-item scale focuses on the ability to use information technology and is part of the larger ACLSA survey (87 items) that measures life skills acquisition.

Technology
(Adults)

This 8-item instrument measures self-efficacy toward computers and replicates the anxiety scale from the Computer Attitudes Questionnaire (Knezek et al., 1997).

Technology
(Middle and High School)

This 10-item instrument measures ease of use and skill level with computers and adapts the self-efficacy with computers scale from the Students as Agents as Change Survey (Rockman).

Technology
(Grades 3-5)

This 9-item instrument measures computer importance and computer enjoyment.

Word Processing Skills

This 10-item scale is designed to help students determine if they need additional training or practice to develop word processing skills.