Date of Award
Master of Science
The potential of the computer is very high; however, a computer is only a servant to those using it, and beyond that, it has little value. To obtain the benefits of this powerful machine, lay individuals in the society are probably going to have to consciously choose to use computers. Superficially, this may seem very simple, but there is at least one major impediment that prevents many from making the choice to use computers. Many have a sense of anxiety approaching fear when they interact with machines, especially computers.
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Matthew M. Maurer
Maurer, Matthew M., "Development and validation of a measure of computer anxiety " (1983). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 294.