The theory of planned behavior and high school students’ interest in computer science
Information Security and Applied Computing
IEEE international conference on electro information technology
In this paper, the three variables suggested by the theory of planned behavior were examined to find if they can be used as predictors for the high school students' interest in a Computer Science (CS) degree. A survey questionnaire was developed and tested for its validity, and then it was used to collect data from 65 high school students to find if there is any relationship between the students' interests in a CS degree and the three suggested variables. Students' gender was the moderating variable in the data analysis. The results show that two variables can be used as predictors for female students' interest, and only one predictor for male students' interest.
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Jawad, H. M., Tout, S., Abualkibash, M., & Xie, Y. (2018). The theory of planned behavior and high school students’ interest in computer science. 2018 IEEE international conference on electro/information technology (EIT) . https://doi.org/10.1109/EIT.2018.8500245