A1 Journal article (refereed)
The Finnish Version of the Affinity for Technology Interaction (ATI) Scale : Psychometric Properties and an Examination of Gender Differences (2023)

Heilala, V., Kelly, R., Saarela, M., Jääskelä, P., & Kärkkäinen, T. (2023). The Finnish Version of the Affinity for Technology Interaction (ATI) Scale : Psychometric Properties and an Examination of Gender Differences. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 39(4), 874-892. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2022.2049142

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editors: Heilala, Ville; Kelly, Riitta; Saarela, Mirka; Jääskelä, Päivikki; Kärkkäinen, Tommi

Journal or series: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

ISSN: 1044-7318

eISSN: 1532-7590

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 19/04/2022

Volume: 39

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 874-892

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2022.2049142

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80690


The pervasiveness of technical systems in our lives calls for a broad understanding of the interaction between humans and technology. Affinity for technology interaction (ATI) scale measures the tendency of a person to actively engage or to avoid interaction with technological systems, including both software and physical devices. This research presents a psychometric analysis of a Finnish version of the ATI scale. The data consisted of 796 responses of students in a Finnish university. The data were analyzed utilizing factor analysis and both nonparametric and parametric item response theory. The Finnish version of the ATI scale proved to be essentially unidimensional, showing high reliability estimates, and forming a strong Mokken scale. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis showed that men had a slightly higher affinity for technology than women when controlling for age and field of study; however the effect size was small.

Keywords: technology; interaction; attitudes; questionnaire survey; psychometrics; gender differences; personality psychology

Free keywords: interaction between humans and technology

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2

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