Access and Experience with Digital Devices

Self-Efficacy for Computer Use

Exhibit 3.5 presents the results for the ePIRLS 2016 Self-Efficacy for Computer Use scale, based on how good students reported that they were at 1) using computers, 2) typing, and 3) looking up information on the Internet. Internationally, on average, 51 percent of the ePIRLS students reported High Self-Efficacy in using computers, 41 percent reported having Medium Self-Efficacy, and 8 percent reported having Low Self-Efficacy. The High and Medium Self-Efficacy students had similar ePIRLS average achievement (546 vs. 541), but this was higher average achievement than the Low Self-Efficacy students (514).

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Self-Efficacy for Computer Use Table

About the Scale

Self-Efficacy for Computer Use Scale