EFFECTS OF EDUCATIONAL BELIEFS ON ATTITUDES TOWARDS USING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES


Onen A. S.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.43, pp.353-361, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 43
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-361

Abstract

This study, aiming to determine the relationship between pre-service teachers' beliefs about education and their attitudes towards utilizing computers and internet, is a descriptive study in scanning model. The sampling of the study consisted of 270 pre-service teachers. The potential relationship between the beliefs of pre-service teachers about education and their attitudes towards using computers and internet was analyzed and the results were evaluated. The study concluded that there are positive significant relationships between pre-service teachers' beliefs about education and their attitudes towards using internet and computers. It was found that there are positive significant relations also between the progressivism, reconstructionism and existentialism sub-dimensions of the scale of beliefs about education and their attitudes towards computers. Additionally, the attitudes of pre-service teachers towards using internet and the progressivism, reconstructionism and existentialism sub-dimensions of the scale of beliefs about education were found to have positive significant relationships.