IJSSH 2012 Vol.2(2): 123-126 ISSN:2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2012.V2.80

Learning Strategies as Correlates of Computer Attitudes: A Case Study among Malaysian Secondary School Students

Su Luan Wong, Norliza Ibrahim, and Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub

Abstract—The introduction of a stand-alone Information and Communication Technology course for Malaysian secondary school students is seen as the right step forward to produce innovative and creative thinkers. The curriculum ensures not only students become proficient in the ICT subject matter, but develop positive attitudes toward ICT—in particular computer technology. This study sought to explore the relationship between learning strategies and computer attitudes. Learning strategies are widely believed to be related to positive computer attitudes. Data were collected from 155 secondary school students through questionnaires. The results showed a positive correlation between computer attitudes and five types of learning strategies—motivation, time management, information processing, selecting main ideas and test strategy. The present study provides some evidence that learning strategies is associated with positive computer attitudes among students.

Index Terms—Learning strategies, computer attitudes, secondary school students.

Su Luan Wong is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail:wsuluan@gmail.com).
Norliza Ibrahim is with the Menjalara Secondary School, Bandar Kepong,52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: cikgu_ija@yahoo.com).
Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail: ahmad_fauzim@hotmail.com).

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Cite: Su Luan Wong, Norliza Ibrahim, and Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, "Learning Strategies as Correlates of Computer Attitudes: A Case Study among Malaysian Secondary School Students," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 123-126, 2012.

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