A conceptual replication of multiple prior IS studies was conducted with the aim of providing stronger empirical support for those results. Conducting six separate longitudinal studies, the effect of professional training on improving one’s application-specific computer self-efficacy (AS-CSE) was shown. Also in line with some prior IS studies it was shown that an application-specific measure of self-efficacy is better able to predict one’s performance in accomplishing tasks in the corresponding domain than a general computer self-efficacy (GCSE) measure. Moreover, it is shown that, regardless of the type and characteristics of the training method, individuals’ perceptions of quality of training significantly affects their AS-CSE after the training course.
Davazdahemami, Behrooz; Luse, Andy; Scheibe, Kevin P.; and Townsend, Anthony M.
"Training, Self-Efficacy, and Performance; a Replication Study,"
AIS Transactions on Replication Research: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/trr/vol4/iss1/3