EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.39, no.176, pp.257-266, 2014 (SSCI)
A lot of studies conducted in the past examined the construct of Self-Directed Learning (SDL) and attitude towards computer; however, there are not sufficient number of studies examining these constructs in terms of children and together with concept of technology. Therefore, those two constructs and the relationship between them were examined in terms of children and in the context of concept of technology using structural equation modeling (SEM). In this study, the scales of students' attitudes towards computer (SATC) and self-directed learning with technology for young students (SDLTYS) adapted into Turkish respectively by Demir and Yurdugul (2014) and Demir and Yurdugul (2013) were administered as measurement tools. 2219 students enrolled in either a public middle or secondary school located in Bursa and Ankara constituted the sampling of the study. As a result of this study, it was found that there is a positive high level correlation (r=.74) between aforementioned two constructs. In the full manuscript of the study, discussion regarding the findings of the study is included in detail.