- About IITTL
Computer Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ) is a 65-item Likert instrument for measuring middle school students' attitudes on all Young Children's Computer Inventory subscales plus computer anxiety. The paired-comparisons portion of the Young Children's Computer Inventory is also included on the instrument.
Studies using CAQ
Knezek, G. and Christensen, R. (1997). Attitudes Toward Information Technology at Two Parochial Schools in North Texas. Denton, TX: Texas Center for Educational Technology.
Knezek, G. and Christensen, R. (1995).A Comparison of Two Computer Curricular Programs at a Texas Junior High School Using the Computer Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ) Denton, TX: Texas Center for Educational Technology.
|Subscales||Alpha||No. of Variables|
|F1 (Computer Importance)||.82||7|
|F4 (Study Habits)||.82||10|
Internal consistency reliability for the paired comparisons portions of the YCCI and CAQ are thought to be quite high. A circular triad analysis of 1993 paired comparisons data (n=210) at the University of Hawaii indicated reliabilities of .90 for Computer Preference, .89 for Computer Difficulty, and .92 for Computer Learning (Dunn-Rankin, 1982; Knezek & Miyashita, 1994). Since data from students in grades 4-8 was included in the 1993 analysis, it is probable that the numbers are appropriate for both elementary and middle school students.
Classroom administration takes 15-20 minutes for a typical middle school class. Experience to date indicates that students have no difficulty completing the questionnaire without teacher assistance.
There are two different versions of the Computer Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ v5.14 - 65 questions) and (CAQ v5.22 - 80 questions) each using Likert-type self-report questionnaire to be used with students in the fourth through eight grades. The CAQ is designed to measure attitudes (feelings toward a person, or thing) and prevailing attitudes (dispositions), rather than achievement. Students record their own perceptions of the extent to which they agree or disagree with each item, under the supervision of a teacher in the classroom environment, or a parent in the home.