The Relationships of Personological Variables to Computer Use by Elementary School Teachers: Report of Phase One--Baseline Data
A questionnaire was administered to 167 preservice elementary education undergraduates. The questionnaire was designed to assess the relatedness of personological variables to the expected use of computers in teaching by preservice student teachers. The data collected comprise the baseline for a 5-year longitudinal study that is to be conducted over four phases. The variables that were hypothesized to predict computer use include age, gender, experience with computers, innovativeness, teacher locus of control, perceived self-competence in computer use, and perceived relevance of computers to teachers. An overwhelming percentage of the preservice teachers seems to expect to use computers for teaching if only at the utilization level. The two variables of "perceived relevance" and"self-competence" emerged as being statistically significantly correlated with and as predictors of computer use. A discussion of plans for the remaining phases of the study concludes this report. (46 references) (Author/BBM)
Marcinkiewicz, H.R. & Grabowski, B.L. The Relationships of Personological Variables to Computer Use by Elementary School Teachers: Report of Phase One--Baseline Data.