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Gender Differences in Attitudes toward Computers and Performance in the Accounting Information Systems Class

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cynthia J. Khanlarian, Lecturer (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Using a model developed by Young (2000), this paper explores the relationship between performance in the Accounting Information Systems course, self-assessed computer skills, and attitudes toward computers. Results show that after taking the AIS course, students experience a change in perception about their use of computers. Females' self-evaluation of their computer skills improved significantly after the course, while males' self-evaluation showed no change. Females also received significantly higher grades compared to males. There was a significant relationship between confidence and self-assessed computer skills. This study shows that the AIS course is successful in developing students' confidence in using computers. Training that results in accurate self-assessment of skills may influence the choice of careers and one future success in those careers.

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Publication
American Journal of Business Education, Volume 3, Number 2 (2010).
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Gender issues in accounting, Computer attitudes, Skill self-assessment