CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
e-ISSN: 1309-517X
Students’ Attitudes towards Information Technology and the Relationship with their Academic Achievement

Zhwan Dalshad Abdullah 1 *, Azidah Bit Abu Ziden 1, Rahimi Binti Chi Aman 1, Khalid Ismail Mustafa 2

CONTEMP EDUC TECHNOL, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 338-354

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Abstract

The present quantitative study aims to find out the underlying factors of attitudes towards information technology and the relationship with academic achievement among students, through a self-developed questionnaire. The attitudes of the respondents were assessed in terms of three dimensions; namely affection, behavior, and belief. The results revealed a statistically significant difference between Arts and Science students in terms of their attitude towards IT in favor of Science students, and also proved that there was no statistically significant correlation between students' academic achievement and their attitudes towards IT. While students at the medium level of academic achievement tended to score higher on the affection toward IT comparing with students at the satisfactory level of the academic achievement. The results of this study provide information for policy makers, and the researchers who are interested in understanding the factors that affect technology use by students in their learning.

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