African Journal of Gender and Women Studies

African Journal of Gender and Women Studies Vol. 5 (5), pp. 001-005, May, 2020. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper

Factors affecting gender differences in attitudes towards computers among students

Dr Timothy Teo

Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616. Email:

Accepted 07 April, 2020


The use of computers in instruction is prevalent and will be increasingly so in the coming years. Research has found computer use to be associated with computer attitudes. Computer attitudes refer to people’s reactions to computers and are influential in shaping current and future usage of the computer. Research has found these reactions to include liking computers. Among the concerns in the use of computers is the issue of gender differences that is reflected in the ways males and females regard computers. Many of the studies in computer attitudes between male and female students suggest significant differences. The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the factors that contribute to gender differences in the attitudes towards computers among students.

Key words: Computer, attitudes, gender differences.