Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARMA 2016 - 1st International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics

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Scale of Attitudes Towards ICT (SATICT): Factor Structure and Factorial Invariance in Distance University Students
Xavier Giovanni Ordóñez, Sonia Janeth Romero

Last modified: 27-06-2016

Abstract


Attitudes Towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are preconceived beliefs about influence of the ICT tools in the process of learning. Studies carried out in this area shows that attitudes may influence cognitive and learning processes and also motivation of students. Despite its importance, very few instruments have been proposed to measure student attitudes, and none analyzes the factor structure or the factorial invariance of the scores, for that reason, the aim of the present study is to analyze the factor structure of SATICT, a new instrument proposed to measure the attitudes towards ICT on distance university students. A second aim is to test the factorial invariance across gender and educational level in a sample of 1080 university students of Madrid Open University using multi-group CFA. The results provide high support of the proposed factor structure with significant loadings and adequate model fit, however, the results also showed that factor structure couldn't be considered invariant across groups.


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