Exploring Individual Differences in Attitudes Towards Computers

Martin Graff and Nina Smalley

University of Glamorgan

This paper reports a preliminary study which reports on stylistic differences in attitudes towards computers in undergraduate students.

137 participants completed an attitudes towards computers test (Selwyn, 1997) and also completed tests of cognitive style which were the Cognitive Styles Analysis (Riding, 1991) the Group Embedded Figures Test (Witkin, 1971) and the Cognitive Styles Index (Allinson and Hayes, 1996).

Differences in attitude highlighted along four attitude components are reported for gender and cognitive style.

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