Development of programming self-efficacy scale for university students in the information domain

Hsien Sheng Hsiao, Jun Wei Lai, I. Ning Wu, Chung Pu Chang

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop a self-efficacy scale for students in the field of information studentss about programming thinking procedures. The questionnaire consisted of 21 questions which divided into three dimensions such as "importance", "confidence" and "anxiety". The research object is the college students who have taken programming courses in Taiwan. There were 208 participants from northern, central, and southern Taiwan. The statistical methods used in this research include descriptive statistics, item analysis, exploratory factor analysis and Cronbach α internal consistency analysis. The internal consistency coefficient of the scale is between .950 and .957 and the validity of the construction is verified by factor analysis. On the whole, the scale has good reliability and validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, CTE 2020 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2020 Aug 192020 Aug 21

Keywords

  • Information domain
  • Programming
  • Programming self-efficacy scale
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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