An analysis of the relationship of personality type and technology training on a principal's attitudes toward implementation of technology in schools DISSERTATION
Helen Rodden Goeltz, Idaho State University, United States
Idaho State University . Awarded
This study examined the potential influence of technology training on a principal's attitude toward technology implementation in the schools (k-12). In addition, the possible influence of personality type on a principal's attitude toward technology implementation was examined using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A group of 21 principals from rural districts in southeastern Idaho were trained using materials designed to improve skills and knowledge related to the implementation of technology. Their attitude toward technology implementation in the schools was measured using a Likert-type instrument.
A pretest-posttest, control group design was used, and the resulting data revealed no significant correlation between the principal's attitude and training in technology. It did, however, indicate that the principals maintained a positive attitude toward technology implementation as the study began, and they feel administrative technology training is inadequate. A trend toward a relationship of certain personality types and a positive attitude toward technology was observed.
Goeltz, H.R. An analysis of the relationship of personality type and technology training on a principal's attitudes toward implementation of technology in schools. Ph.D. thesis, Idaho State University. Retrieved October 23, 2017 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/124567/.
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