Computational Self-Efficacy and Information Skills in Postgraduate Students in Administration at the Times of Covid-19

Authors

  • Edgar Oliver Cardoso Espinosa Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración - Unidad Santo Tomás, México
  • Jésica Alhelí ´Cortés Ruiz Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México
  • María Trinidad Cerecedo Mercado Instituto Politécnico Nacional - Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración - Unidad Santo Tomás, México

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2021.140205

Keywords:

Computational self-efficacy, information skills, students, postgraduate courses in administration, confinement

Abstract

The objective of the research was to analyze the levels of computational self-efficacy and information skills in postgraduate students in administration at the time of COVID-19 with the aim of determining their relationship in academic performance. The type of study was a quantitative investigation with a correlational scope. The students were the graduate students in administration. The instruments used were two specific questionnaires with a Likert scale of five points each. The main results indicate that, during confinement, students had a frequency of using the laptop for three or more hours with a fixed connection. The level of their computational self-efficacy had an average of 4.55, which is interpreted as a high level where women were valued to a greater extent; while the level of information skills was 4.00 on average, which implies that, almost always, the participants carry out actions aimed at fulfilling the need for information they need to continue their distance educational process during the confinement, regularly using search, use and organization strategies, as well as the evaluation of information sources.

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2021-06-30

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Cardoso Espinosa, E. O., ´Cortés Ruiz, J. A. and Cerecedo Mercado, M. T. (2021) ’Computational Self-Efficacy and Information Skills in Postgraduate Students in Administration at the Times of Covid-19’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 118–129 https://doi.org/10.7160/eriesj.2021.140205.

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