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Title: Explaining students' attitudes towards books and computers
Authors: Noyes, J. M.
Garland, K. J.
First Published: 2006
Citation: Computers in Human Behavior, 2006, 22 (3), pp.351-363
Abstract: Despite the increasing and now ubiquitous use of computer technologies, previous research by the authors has indicated a preference for using books over computers in the learning context. This paper presents a follow-up study, which investigates why there is this preference for books amongst the undergraduate population. It was found that findings from the previous study were replicated; namely, attitudes toward books were significantly more positive than attitudes toward computers. Further, significantly more respondents expected to learn more from books than computer-based material, and preferred to learn from books than computers. Reasons for these preferences included practical usability issues, media-related usability, experience and aesthetic values.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.chb.2004.09.004
ISSN: 0747-5632
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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