Pre-service teachers' attitudes towards computer use: A Singapore survey

  • Timothy Teo Nanyang Technological University

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the attitudes towards use of computers among pre-service teachers. A sample of 139 pre-service teachers was assessed for their computer attitudes using a Likert type questionnaire with four factors: affect (liking), perceived usefulness, perceived control, and behavioural intention to use the computer. The results of this study showed no gender or age differences among pre-service teachers on computer attitudes. However, there were significant differences for computer attitudes by the subject areas that pre-service teachers had been trained during their university education: Humanities, Sciences, Languages and General (Primary). Correlation analyses revealed significant associations between years of computer use and level of confidence, and computer attitudes. Implications for teacher training and suggestions for further research are provided.

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Author Biography

Timothy Teo, Nanyang Technological University
Learning Sciences & Technologies, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Published
2008-08-17
How to Cite
Teo, T. (2008). Pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards computer use: A Singapore survey. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 24(4). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1201