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ERIC Number: EJ1080179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Does Transformational Leadership Encourage Teachers' Use of Digital Learning Materials
Vermeulen, Marjan; Van Acker, Frederik; Kreijns, Karel; van Buuren, Hans
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v43 n6 p1006-1025 Nov 2015
To gain insight into how to promote teachers' use of digital learning materials (DLMs) in their pedagogical practices we adopted the Integrated Model of Behaviour Prediction to investigate the relationships between organizational and teacher-related variables. A representative sample of 772 teachers from primary, secondary or vocational education took part in a survey study. Conjectured combinations of direct and indirect relationships between the variables were tested for the best model fit with structural equation modelling. The results suggest that a model with mediating relations from leadership through information and communication technology (ICT) policy and professional development activities to the variables self-efficacy, attitude and social norm, combined with direct relations from leadership to the latter, has the best fit for predicting teachers' intention to use DLMs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands