Attitudes towards computers and information technology at three universities in Germany, Belgium, and the U.S..
In: Computers in Human Behavior, Jg. 10 (1994) ; Nr. 4, S. 569-591
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Psychologie
Fakultät für Bildungswissenschaften
Investigated intercultural differences or cross-cultural consistency of attitudes in information technology using the Computer and Information Technology Attitude Inventory (CITAI). Data on 529 college students at three universities in Germany, Belgium, and the United States indicated high similarity in the interitem correlation structures across the three samples. This consistency underlines the construct validity of the questionnaire design. European students had a strong preference for noncomputer as opposed to computer courses, and American students showed no preference. Results suggest that an object loses its feature of being controversial as it becomes more a component of the normal environment.