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Internet Attitudes Scale (IAS)

Supplemental Information:

  • Internet_Attitude_Scale.pdf (90.9 KB) download

Assessment Type:

Self-administered 40-item 4-point scale questionnaire

Scale:

4-point Likert scale (Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree)

Publication Date:

Apr 27, 2012

Respondent:

First experiment- 302 undergraduate and graduate students; Second Experiment - 608 employees of a local enterprise

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
3. I do not feel nervous using the Internet SD D A SA
4. I feel confident sending an E-mail message SD D A SA

Reliability:

Cronbach’s alpha = 0.81

Validity:

Inter correlation - subscale correlated significantly with each other suggesting convergent validity of each subscale

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Zhang, Y. (2007). Development and validation of an Internet use attitude scale. Computers and Education, 49(2), 243-253.

Comments:

The author granted permission to use the research tool on the condition that any published or unpublished article using the research instrument should cite this instrument and the author should send a copy of published or unpublished article using the research instrument to the following address:

Dr. Yixin Zhang
McNeese State University
Box 91815
Lake Charles, LA 70609
USA

Other Reference:
Abedalaziz, N., Jamaluddin, S. & Leng, C. H. (2013). Measuring Attitudes towards Computers and Internet Usage among Postgraduate Students in Malaysia. TOJET, 12(2) 200-216.
This study makes use of the Internet Attitudes Scale (IAS). The reliability of the survey is tested using factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis hoping to assess the dimensional structure and reliability of the scale. The results from the factor analysis showed factor loading less than ±0.40 were omitted, suggesting aspects of the scale could be updated. The content validity was given by Cronbach’s alpha was 0.81 for the entire scale. The alpha coefficients for all the subscales were significantly high suggesting the internal reliability of each subscale and the scale overall is sufficient. Also the inter correlation results showed each subscale correlated significantly with each other and the entire scale suggesting convergent validity of each subscale.

STEM Criteria

Science

No

Technology

Yes

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Dr. Yixin Zhang

McNeese State University

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