Virginia Cooperative Extension personnel were surveyed to determine their level of computer anxiety and the computer applications they used. A total of 402 persons completed Oetting's Computer Anxiety Scale and additional items. The use of step-wise regression determined that time spent using a computer, age, and years of employment were significant, but accounted for only 17% of the variance in anxiety. The results of this study provide information that will be useful to Extension educators in providing improved pre-service and in-service education for Extension personnel. These improvements can result in decreased anxiety in using computers and better service to clientele.

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