Children’s Attitudes Toward Technology Scale (CATS)

September 17th, 2002 | EVALUATION

Although today's children have become the benefactors of an evolving technological society, few studies have addressed the assessment of their attitudes toward technology. This study describes the development of the Children's Attitude Toward Technology Scale (CATS) with 574 children in a rural school district. Principal components analysis of the CATS followed by varimax rotation indicated that item intercorrelations could be explained by two factors entitled "interest/aptitude" and "alternative preferences." Sub-scales at two test administrations demonstrated good internal consistency and moderate test-retest stability.


(no document provided)

Team Members

C.G. Frantom, Author, University of Missouri, Columbia
K.E. Green, Author, University of Denver
E.R. Hoffman, Author, University of Denver


Related URLs


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators
Discipline: Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs