The effect of learning strategy on computer anxiety

Namlu A.

COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, vol.19, no.5, pp.565-578, 2003 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0747-5632(03)00003-7
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-578
  • Keywords: learning strategy, computer anxiety, programming languages, HIGH-SCHOOL-STUDENTS, EDUCATION, GENDER, SCALE, EXPERIENCE, ATTITUDES, CHILDREN, SCIENCE, SKILLS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


This study investigates the effect of learning strategy training on computer anxiety and achievement among 37 students attending a computer Programming Languages II course. The study uses an experimental research model including pre- and post-test instruments in which experimental and control groups take place. The subjects in the experimental group were trained on how to improve their learning strategies; on the other hand, the subjects in the control group were only given a seminar on the issue without given any training. Subjects' learning strategies and computer anxiety were defined according to the "learning strategies scale" and "computer anxiety scale" given before and after the study to the students. Learning strategy and computer anxiety scores were compared with finding out the effect of treatment on subjects' learning strategies. Students' learning strategy and computer anxiety scores obtained at the end of the experiment by each group were compared using students' t-test. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.