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An Empirical Examination of the Relationship Between Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Training Outcomes

An Empirical Examination of the Relationship Between Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Training Outcomes
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Author(s): Bassam Hasan (The University of Toledo, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch003

Abstract

This study examines the relationships among computer self-efficacy and two key computer training outcomes, namely trainee reactions and learning performance, as well as the relationship between learning performance and reactions to training. Reactions to training were examined with respect to perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. Similarly, learning performance was examined in terms of near-transfer and far-transfer learning. The results of a field experiment revealed that computer self-efficacy had significant effects on perceived ease of use and far-transfer learning only. While the results provided no support for the impact of near-transfer learning on training reactions, they provided partial support for the impact of far-transfer learning. Research and practical implications are provided and discussed.

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