Affective outcomes of coursework on computer technology in nursing

Barbara Thomas, Connie Delaney, Kay Weiler

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the introduction to computer technology provided baccalaureate nursing students. Correlates of positive attitudes were also investigated. The construct validity of the two parallel forms of the attitude measure employed was studied. A one group, pretest, posttest design was used. Analysis using a paired t-test showed that students' attitudes were significantly higher after the coursework than before it. Significant relationships between attitudes toward computing and the following factors were revealed: area of greatest interest in computing, expectations of future use of computers, age, and basic nursing/RN student status. Results of the study contribute to the construct validity of the attitude measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-814
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings: Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC-13) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 5 1989Nov 8 1989

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