Factorial Validity of a Computer Self-Efficacy Scale and the Impact of Computer Training Academic Article uri icon


  • In this article, a 30-item computer self-efficacy scale is validated and used to examine the influence of computer training on computer self-efficacy. The scale was used to collect data from 224 undergraduates at the beginning and at the end of an introductory computer course. A principal factor analysis of the Computer Self-Efficacy Scale produced a conceptually meaningful four-factor solution with high alpha reliabilities. Data analysis suggests that training significantly improved the computer self-efficacy of males and females in this study for all factors.

published proceedings

  • Educational and Psychological Measurement

author list (cited authors)

  • Torkzadeh, G., & Koufteros, X.

citation count

  • 110

complete list of authors

  • Torkzadeh, Gholamreza||Koufteros, Xenophon

publication date

  • September 1994