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ERIC Number: ED553647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3030-9232-9
An Examination of Middle School Counselors' Comfort with Technology
Roddy, Patricia Christina
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the differences in comfort with technology in middle school counselors in South Carolina. The researcher's goal was to determine the effects of years of experience, technology training, gender, and age on middle school counselors' comfort with technology. After a review of literature, it has been determined that this study was warranted to determine middle school counselors' comfort with technology. As technology progresses, it is critical that school counselors are appropriately trained to utilize technology in their work. Their comfort levels with technology should be as strong as their ability to use a computer. New school counselors are typically highly trained in the use of current technology. Many veteran school counselors may or may not have the same comfort levels with their newer school counselor colleagues. The researcher will use the forty-item Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) as a survey instrument to determine new and veteran middle school counselors' computer anxiety, confidence, liking and usefulness. Data will be collected from middle school counselors in South Carolina by using a survey mailing. Descriptive statistics will be used to analyze the data. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Attitude Scale