TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE IN EDUCATION: A STUDY OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS IN TURKEY


AYPAY A., Celik H. C. , Aypay A., SEVER M.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.11, no.4, pp.264-272, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-272
  • Keywords: Technology acceptance, Pre-service teachers, higher education, FACILITATING CONDITIONS, INTENTION
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to test a model that predicts the level of technology acceptance across pre-service teachers at the faculties of education in Turkey. The relationship among the factors that have influence on technology acceptance was investigated. Adopting a questionnaire developed by Timothy (2009) data was collected from 754 pre-service teacher education students attending five faculties of education. In addition to presenting descriptive statistics of the research variables, correlation, ANOVA, and regression analyses were carried out in the study. For the validity, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used. The results indicated that there is a good fit between the model and data. A path analysis was also conducted to test the model. Contrary to the expectations, self-efficacy was not found to be very effective on technology acceptance levels of pre-service teachers.