A pilot study on college student's attitudes toward computer virus

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In the past, there are a few studies on college students' attitudes toward computer virus. To construct a whole new computer virus attitude scale, author interviewed twenty students and classified three types of attitude toward computer virus. These three types of attitude composed of fear of computer virus, curious about computer virus, and hated computer virus. In this study, 360 questionnaires were dispatched to students and then collected only 301 valid questionnaires. To analyze the reliability and validity, author employed Cronbach's alpha and principal components factor analysis with varimax rotation. The results of data analysis showed computer virus attitude scale is reliable and valid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Computers
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Computer virus attitude scale
  • Factor analysis
  • Reliability
  • Validity


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