Antecedents and moderator relationships of computer anxiety

Abstract :

The current research report extended upon on previous enquiries into computer anxiety by examining it’s relationship with environmental factors of role conflict, role ambiguity, work overload and computer hassles. Additionally, the research considered the role of computer attitudes and computer knowledge as possible moderating variables in the relationships between the independent variables and computer anxiety. The study was performed with employees from an engineering company in South Africa. The results indicated that there were no significant relationships between role conflict, role ambiguity, role overload and computer hassles with employees scores of computer anxiety. Furthermore, although significant relationships were found between computer attitudes, computer knowledge and computer anxiety, these variables did not moderate the effect between the independent variables and computer anxiety in most of the analyses. In fact, the only significant moderating effect was the interaction of computer attitudes and computer information problems on computer anxiety. The theoretical and practical implication of these results are discussed along with the limitations of the current study and directions for future research.

 

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Author Moore RM
URL http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/119593
Date Accessioned 2016-09-22T11:25:11Z
Date Available 2016-09-22T11:25:11Z
Date Created 1998
Identifier URL 1998
Language English
Subject Physiological psychology
Subject 2 Physiological psychology
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Degree Type Masters degree
Degree Description  MA