Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effcacy of two different educational methods in the reduction of computer fear. One of the methods focused on the effectiveness of a quasi-hypnotic session in the reduction of computer fear. An open-ended sentence completion questionnaire was given to 46 employees of Pittsburg State University in conjunction with an in-service training seminar on computers. The data were analyzed according to Wilcoxon Matched Pairs Signed Ranks tests and Spearman Rho correlations. Results of this study indicate that an educational presentation is not as effective as an educational presentation paired with relaxation training in the reduction of computer fear. It also indicates that the latter method is more effective in fostering a subject's interest and increasing his/her confidence.
Gordon, Scott M., "A Study of the Efficacy of Two Educational Methods in the Reduction of Computer Fear" (1984). Electronic Thesis Collection. Paper 43.