Attitude and Self-Efficacy of Students with Motor Impairments Regarding Touch Input Technology

Maria-Doina Schipor

Abstract


We address in this work the role touch interfaces could play in reducing the inequalities motor disabled students confront with. To this end, we conduct a between subjects experiment, involving students with motor disability and able bodied participants,  investigating both the attitude and the self-efficacy with respect to the utilisation of  touch technology in the everyday life. We rely on the well-established relationship between attitude, self-efficacy, and actual performance in order to explore strategies for increasing the actual performances through psychological means. The statistical analysis indicates significant differences between subjects with motor impairments and able bodied participants in the case of both attitude and self-efficacy. We connect these outcomes with strategies for reducing the inequalities for the students with motor disabilities in the context of educational activities.


Keywords


Motor disabilities; touch technology; attitude; self-efficacy; inclusive design.

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