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ERIC Number: ED505329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May-20
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
The Relationship Between Student and Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology
Donnell, Virginia
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The purpose of this study was to examine student and faculty attitudes toward computer technology in advanced arts classes at a southeastern university in the United States. This one semester study was focused on the traditional arts disciplines of art, dance, music, and theatre. This correlational analysis limited to faculty members and students engaged in the 3000 and 4000 level undergraduate classes. The sample of 306 students and 45 faculty members participants was taken from the population from the visual and performing arts disciplines. Attitudes of both students and faculty members were examined through perceptions of liking, usefulness, confidence, and anxiety levels toward computers. Results indicated that based on correlational analysis, the more faculty members liked computers the more students liked computers had more positive attitudes toward computers when more competent with computers. Furthermore, the results showed that faculty members had more positive attitudes toward computers when they felt more competent with computers. Based on the results of this study, the researcher recommends that universities need to initiate formal computer training programs for the arts faculty to engage students use computer technology in the arts. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Attitude Scale