Modelling the Influences of Beliefs on Preservice Teachers' Attitudes towards Computer Use

Timothy Teo


APA 6th edition
Teo, T. (2012). Modelling the Influences of Beliefs on Preservice Teachers' Attitudes towards Computer Use. European Journal of Educational Research, 1(1), 13-22. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.1.13

Harvard
Teo T. 2012 'Modelling the Influences of Beliefs on Preservice Teachers' Attitudes towards Computer Use', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 13-22. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.1.1.13

Chicago 16th edition
Teo, Timothy . "Modelling the Influences of Beliefs on Preservice Teachers' Attitudes towards Computer Use". (2012)European Journal of Educational Research 1, no. 1(2012): 13-22. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.1.13

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward computers use. The impact of five variables (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity) on attitude towards computer was assessed. Data were collected from 230 preservice teachers through self-report and structural equation modelling was used as the technique for analysis. Results showed that 64% of the variance in attitude towards computer use was explained by the five exogenous variables. In addition, perceived usefulness, subjective norm, and technological complexity were found to be significant influences on attitude toward computer use while perceived ease of use and facilitating conditions did not.

Keywords: Pre-service teachers, beliefs, attitudes towards computer use, structural equation modeling