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Development of the Web Users Self-Efficacy scale (WUSE)

Eachus, P and Cassidy, S 2004, Development of the Web Users Self-Efficacy scale (WUSE) , in: Education in a Changing Environment, 13th-14th September 2004, University of Salford, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The aim of this research was to develop a scale that could evaluate an individual’s confidence in using the Internet. Web-based resources are becoming increasingly important within higher education and it is therefore vital that students and staff feel confident and competent in the access, provision, and utilisation of these resources. The scale developed here represents an extension of previous research (Cassidy and Eachus, 2002) which developed a measure of self-efficacy in the context of computer use. An iterative approach was used in the development of the WUSE and the participants were recruited via a web site set up for this purpose. Initial findings suggest that the scale has acceptable standards of reliability and validity though work is continuing to improve the psychometric properties of the scale.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9780902896802
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
    Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 16:17
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:57
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2005

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