Attitude Toward Educational Use of the Internet (ATEUI) Scale

The Attitude Toward Educational Use of the Internet (ATEUI) scale is an 18-item measure that provides a quantitative assessment of the attitudes of students toward educational use of the internet. Items assess whether the internet is convenient, easy-to-use and useful for educational purposes.


Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents


1. Knowledge of the Internet is essential to surviving college.
2. The Internet is as important as other research tools.
3. I prefer to use the Internet to do research.
4. The Internet contains mostly useless information.*
5. The Internet is too difficult to use for school.*
6. I feel the Internet is easier to use than the library.
7. The Internet is as informative as the teacher.
8. I hate using the Internet for important educational projects.*
9. I enjoy getting information from books and the Internet equally.
10. I am overwhelmed when I try to use the Internet for my classes.*
11. The Internet does not particularly excite me. *
12. Using the Internet makes learning fun.
13. The Internet is an integral part of the educational process.
14. I am indifferent about using the Internet for education.*
15. I wish I did not have to use the Internet for educational purposes.*
16. Using the Internet is as convenient as using the library.
17. Access to the Internet for educational purposes is not important to me.*
18. Browsing the Internet confuses me.*

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree

Scoring Procedures

Not Available

Original Citation

Duggan, A., Hess, B., Kim, S., & Wilson, K. (2001). Measuring students’ attitudes toward educational use of the internet. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 25(3).

Psychometric Score

Citation Frequency

Ease of Use Score

Formative Research

Qualitative Research

Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing








Criterion (gold-standard)


Ease of Use


Scoring Clarity