Components and Indicators of Information Technology Competencies of Students under Praboromarajchanok Institute for Heath Workforce Development

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Kittiporn Nawsuwan
Varut Boonphayong
Jureerat Kitsomporn
Noppcha Singweratham


          This quantitative research aimed to 1) determine components and indicators of information technology competencies among students, Praboromarajchanok institute, 2) examine concurrent validity of components and indicators of information technology competencies among nursing students, Praboromarajchanok institute with known group. Sample were 820 students studying bachelor’s degree program in colleges under Praboromarajchanok institute, which were recruited by systematic sampling method. Instrument was questionnaire used through google form which had validity ranging from .67-1.00 and Cronbach’ s alpha coefficient reliability ranging from .878-.981. Data were analyzed using Exploratory Factor Analysis and Factor Extraction was performed by Principal Component Analysis using Factor Rotation in form of Orthogonal Rotation with Varimax and One sample t-test. Research results were found as follows;

          Information technology competencies among students, Praboromarajchanok institute had 7 components and 76 indicators which could together explain 67.208 % of the total variance including competency of ethics and law having 15 indicators, competency of information technology utilization for study having 23 indicators, competency of maintenance and data storage having 13 indicators, component of information technology utilization for communication having 8 indicators, competency of basic program utilization having 6 indicators, competency of avoidance of technology utilization effect having 6 indicators, and competency of management of general office having 3 indicators. All indicators had statistically significant concurrent validity (p=.001).


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Kittiporn Nawsuwan, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Songkhla, Faculty of Nursing, Praboromarajchanok Institute

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