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A path analysis of pre-service teachers' attitudes to computer use: Applying and extending the technology acceptance model in an educational context

Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497 (2010) A path analysis of pre-service teachers' attitudes to computer use: Applying and extending the technology acceptance model in an educational context. Interactive Learning Environments, 18 (1). pp. 65-79.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820802231327
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine pre-service teachers' attitudes to computers. This study extends the technology acceptance model (TAM) framework by adding subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity as external variables. Results show that the TAM and subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity were significant determinants of pre-service attitudes to computer use. A multiple square correlation revealed that the proposed model in this study explained 48.7% of the attitude to computer use. Various contributions to research and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: 2010 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/48576
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