A study of the factors that influence industrial education instructors to use computers Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/d504rp91p

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • The purposes of this study were to identify factors that influence industrial education teachers to use computers in their instruction and to explain the relationships among these factors. For the purposes of this study, the term "to use computers" meant use of computers in one or more of the following aspects: computer-assisted instruction, computer-managed instruction, a utility, and/or as course content. Based on a theory proposed by Fishbein and Ajzen, the subjects' intentions to use computers were regarded as indicators of actual use. This factor was in turn predicted by four other factors: attitude, subjective norm, belief, and normative belief. Two additional factors, computer literacy and accessibility, were suggested as influencing the belief and normative belief toward using computers. A causal model was presented to indicate these relationships. Questionnaires were mailed to 210 randomly selected Oregon secondary industrial education teachers during March of 1986 . The response rate was 80.1 percent. The internal consistency reliability coefficients of factors ranged from .82 to .92. Multiple regression and partial correlation were employed to verify the proposed causal model. It was concluded that industrial education teachers' intentions to use computers were influenced by their attitudes and their perceptions of the opinions of others (subjective norms) toward their using computers. Their attitudes were influenced by subjective norms and their beliefs toward using computers; and their subjective norms were influenced by related normative beliefs. Their beliefs and normative beliefs toward using computers were influenced by their knowledge of computers and the perception of accessibility to computer systems. Changing computer literacy, accessibility and opinions of significant others were found to be three means for encouraging industrial education teachers to use computers. In this study, the most influential significant others were educational experts. Computer hardware was perceived accessible only if located in the teachers' office, laboratory or classroom.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Committee Member
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Monochrome) using ScandAll PRO 1.8.1 on a Fi-6670 in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-06-17T17:14:49Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 LinChinYenD1987.pdf: 834643 bytes, checksum: 46287ecd05ee65d798ea0a14c04bd516 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-06-26T18:31:52Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 LinChinYenD1987.pdf: 834643 bytes, checksum: 46287ecd05ee65d798ea0a14c04bd516 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1986-06-12
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Katy Davis (kdscannerosu@gmail.com) on 2013-06-14T20:48:22Z No. of bitstreams: 1 LinChinYenD1987.pdf: 834643 bytes, checksum: 46287ecd05ee65d798ea0a14c04bd516 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-06-26T18:31:52Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 LinChinYenD1987.pdf: 834643 bytes, checksum: 46287ecd05ee65d798ea0a14c04bd516 (MD5)

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items