Information technologies in teacher education: Teacher candidates' perceived computer self-efficacy


6th WSEAS International Conference on E-Activities, Puerto-La-Cruz, Venezuela, 14 - 16 December 2007, pp.374-375 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Puerto-La-Cruz
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-375
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of students in the faculty of education regarding their self-efficacy in relation to computer use. The participants consisted of 54 students at a university in Ankara, Turkey. Data collection was done through a survey questionnaire and the "Computer Self Efficacy" scale. According to the results students' level of self efficacy was found to be high. Results also indicate that participants' gender is significantly related with their computer self-efficacy in relation to some specific aspects. However, it was concluded that for effective use of IT it is essential that necessary conditions are provided. In this respect institutional support should be made available.