Variable Details:

Source:

Agarwal, Ritu, and Elena Karahanna (2000), "Time Flies When You're Having Fun: Cognitive Absorption and Beliefs About Information Technology Usage", MIS Quarterly, 24, 665-694.
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Variable



Definition:

  • Confidence in one's ability to perform a particular task.


Item(s):

  • I could complete the job using the software package if there was no one around to tell me what to do as I go.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if I had never used a package like it before.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if I had only the software manuals for reference.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if I had seen someone else using it before trying it myself.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if I could call someone for help if I got stuck.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if someone else had helped me get started.
  • I could complete the job using the software package I had a lot of time to complete the job for which the software was provided.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if I had just the built-in help facility for assistance.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if someone showed me how to do it first.
  • I could complete the job using the software package if I had used similar packages like this one before to do the job.


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