Searchable Title

Perceptual IT Fluency Skills Student Survey (appears in: Development of an Instrument to Measure Students' Perceptions of Information Technology Fluency Skills: Establishing Content Validity). Copyright: American Health Information Management Association.

Searchable Authors

M Sharp

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Sharp, M.

Title, Section

Perceptual IT Fluency Skills Student Survey (appears in: Development of an Instrument to Measure Students' Perceptions of Information Technology Fluency Skills: Establishing Content Validity). Copyright: American Health Information Management Association.

Publication Year

2010

Journal Title

Perspectives in Health Information Management

Volume

7

Issue

Summer

Pages

1-10

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 20808609

Abstract

This article describes the process undertaken to develop and validate a tool to measure students' perceptions of their information technology (IT) fluency skills. Why is this important? There is a growing concern that students today are not prepared to live, learn, and work in a technology-rich society. Today's college students do not have the necessary IT fluency skills despite their widespread use of the Internet. Studies that assess students' IT fluency skills show gaps between the perception and reality of these skills. These studies use many assessments and instruments to evaluate students' IT fluency skills; however, tools have not been developed specifically to assess allied health students' perceptions of their IT fluency skills. The purpose of this study is to establish the content validity of an instrument to measure students' perceptions of their IT fluency skills using a rigorous judgment-quantification process. The IT fluency instrument developed and validated herein will be used for future studies comparing allied health students' perceptions of their IT fluency skills with their actual IT fluency skills.

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