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The Hour of Code: Impact on Attitudes Towards and Self-Efficacy with Computer Science

2017

The Hour of Code: Impact on Attitudes Towards and Self-Efficacy with Computer Science

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This report was published by Code.org.

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This survey study aimed to assess whether or not students’ attitudes towards and self-efficacy with computer science changed after engaging with an Hour of Code activity. Findings show that after completing one Hour of Code activity, students’ positive attitudes towards computer science increase along with feelings of computer science self-efficacy, especially for female students. In other words, after just one Hour of Code activity, students report liking computer science more and report feeling that they are better able to learn computer science and are better at computer science than their peers. These findings suggest that using particular activities in the right context can produce large changes in attitudes towards and self-efficacy with computer science.

Phillips, R. S., & Brooks, B. P. C. (2017). The Hour of Code: Impact on Attitudes Towards and Self-Efficacy with Computer Science. Seattle, WA: Code.org.

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