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  • This paper discusses the role of individuals' beliefs about their abilities to competently use computers (computer self-efficacy) in the determination of computer use. A survey of Canadian managers and professionals was conducted to develop and validate a measure of computer self-efficacy and to assess both its impacts and antecedents. Computer self- efficacy was found to exert a significant influence on individuals' expectations of the outcomes of using computers, their emotional reactions to computers (affect and anxiety), as well as their actual computer use. An individual's self-efficacy and outcome expecta- tions were found to be positively influenced by the encouragement of others in their work group, as well as others' use of computers. Thus, self-efficacy represents an important individual trait, which moderates organizational influences (such as encouragement and support) on an individual's decision to use computers. Understanding self-efficacy, then, is important to the successful implementation of systems in organizations. The existence of a reliable and valid measure of self-efficacy makes assessment possible and should have implications for organizational support, training, and implementation. ()
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  • 3480 ()
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  • 2016-06-24 ()
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  • 10.2307/249688 ()
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  • 211 ()
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  • 2 ()
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  • en ()
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  • 1995-06-01 ()
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  • Society for Information Management and The Management Information Systems Research Center ()
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  • 17133 ()
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  • 52 ()
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  • 189 ()
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  • Computer self-efficacy: development of a measure and initial test ()
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  • 19 ()

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