Attitude towards e-assessment: influence of gender, computer usage and level of education

M. Bahar*, M. Asil

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Abstract

With astounding developments in online systems and education came the need for e-assessments of various forms. Despite plenty of studies about attitude towards computer-based and online education, attitude towards online assessment needs more focus due to scant research carried out. For this end, an e-assessment scale was used with a sample of 853 associate degree, undergraduate and graduate students to investigate the influence of gender, computer usage and level of education on attitude towards e-assessment. A mimic modelling approach was utilised following a confirmatory factor analysis, and the analysis found university students who used computers for a longer period of time had significantly higher scores on two e-assessment dimensions than those who used computers less. Males exhibited significantly more positive attitudes to e-assessment than females on test characteristics, individual characteristics and technical factors but not social and environmental factors. Level of education had no influence on attitude towards e-assessment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-237
Number of pages17
JournalOpen Learning
Volume33
Issue number3
Early online date6 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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