HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 18 no. 2 (2009)

Assessing the Factorial Validity of the Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) Using a Singaporean Sample: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Timothy Teo

Discipline: Psychology, Social Studies



This study assesses the factorial validity of the Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) using a sample (N=438) of students from Singapore. Developed by Selwyn (1997), the CAS is a four-factor scale that measures the perceived usefulness, and the affective, behavioral, and perceived control components that have been proposed to constitute the multidimensional construct known as computer attitude. The results of this study show an overall positive computer attitude among the students. A confirmatory factor analysis was performed on a proposed 15-item model of the CAS and it was found to have a good fit. Implications for education in the Asian contexts are discussed. Suggestions for future research are offered.