Aim: In this context, the aim of the research is to evaluate nursing students' attitudes towards digital technology and their perceptions of computer-related self-efficacy. Method:This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with 277 nursing students who studied in the Health Schools of two different universities from November 2017 to May 2018 and agreed to participate in the study.The study data were collected through face-to-face interviews using the Sociodemographic Characteristics Questionnaire", "Attitudes Towards Digital Technology Scale (ATDTS)" and "Computer Self-Efficacy Perception Scale (CSE)". Results:The mean scores the participants obtained from the ATDTS and CSE were 123.45 (55.00±185.00), and 55.35 (33.00±79.00) respectively. There was a weak positive correlation between the ATDTS and CSE (p<0.001, r=0.31). While there was a significant relationship between the university attended and the innovation and conscious use subscales of the ATDTS (p <0.05), there was no significant difference between the university attended and the mean scores for the other 6 subscales and overall scale (p> 0.05).There was significant relationship between gender and the overall ATDTS scale and its innovation and recreational use subscales (p <0.05). However, there was no significant relationship between gender, and the mean scores obtained from the other 6 subscales and the overall CSE. There was a significant relationship between the year at school and the conscious use subscale of the ATDTS (p <0.05), but there was no significant relationship the year at school and the mean scores for the other 7 subscales and overall scale (p> 0.05). There was a statistically significant relationship between the income status and technology for me and social network subscales of the ATDTS (p <0.05), but there was no significant relationship between the income status and the other 6 subscales and overall scale. Conclusion: Results show that male nursing students used technology for entertainment and innovation more than did female students. It was also found that the third-year students used technology more consciously than did the fourth-year students, and the students in one of the two universities obtained higher innovation and conscious use scores than did the students in the other university. A significant relationship was determined between ATDTS and CSE.
Keywords: Digital Technology, Computer Self-Efficacy, Nursing Student, Attitude, Perception