1993．第8卷（Vol. 8）．pp. 6873
Effect of Flowcharting on Program Composition Skill
Sai-Kit AU & Choi-Man CHUNG（Sai-Kit AU、鍾財文）
Flowcharts were widely used as program organization tools and were assumed to have positive effects on program development. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of flowcharting on developing programs. When flowcharting was not required in program composition, subjects performed better in program logic, semantic correctness and syntactic correctness. Flowcharting seemed to be a redundant task in program development and it did not facilitate the construction of program logic. Male subjects generally performed better than female subjects in some aspects of programming performance. Home computer possession seemed to increase the familiarity with computer and lower the computer anxiety, hence, subjects who possessed home computers generally performed better than those who did not.