A Meta-Analytic Review of More than a Decade of Research on General Computer Self-Efficacy: Research in Progress
In their seminal work, Compeau and Higgins (1995) provided the IS research community with a measure of computer selfefficacy (CSE) based on Bandura’s (1986) Social Cognitive Theory. The use of this CSE measure has since flourished within various academic literatures. Recent research interest (Marakas, Johnson, & Clay, 2007; Thatcher, Zimmer, Gundlach et al., 2008), however, challenges the continued application and analysis of Compeau and Higgins’ (1995) measure despite its widespread adoption. This paper presents the results of a meta-analysis of general CSE provided through the foundation of technology adoption research. The results should create future dialogue regarding general CSE and its application. We show evidence of moderate associations (r = |0.32| to |0.59|) of general CSE with several technology adoption research constructs. Guidance is offered for future moderator analyses, which may likely provide empirical evidence for either the support or refutation of current research claims in regard to general CSE.
Posey, Clay; Liu, Yan; and Fuller, Bryan, "A Meta-Analytic Review of More than a Decade of Research on General Computer Self-Efficacy: Research in Progress" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 261.