• Martin Senkbeil
  • Jan Marten Ihme
Translated title of the contributionShort scale for measuring computer- and internet-related motivations in young adults
In this paper, we present the construction and first validation of a measure for three components of computer and internet motivation on the basis of expectancy-value models. According to the uses & gratification-approach, for the components enjoyment value and utility value, different conditions of use and stimuli are conceptualized and operationalized. The third -component is the computer-related self-efficacy. Two studies (N = 173 and N = 281) support the factorial validity of the measure with confirmatory factor analyses. The reliability and aspects of convergent and discriminant validity were explored. Results indicate the sufficiently valid measure of computer- and internet-related motivations.
Original languageGerman
JournalPsychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht
Pages (from-to)216-230
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Educational assessment/measurements - Computer and internet usage motivations, expectancy-value model, Validation

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