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ERIC Number: EJ1085024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Assessing the Dimensionality of Computer Self-Efficacy among Pre-Service Teachers in Singapore: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Teo, Timothy; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v6 n3 p7-18 2010
This study examines the computer self-efficacy among pre-service teachers (N = 708) at a teacher training institute in Singapore. Data were collected through self-reported ratings on a 7-point Likert-type scale. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was performed on an initial sample (N = 354) and the result revealed that pre-service teachers' computer self-efficacy was explained by three factors: Basic Computer Skills (BCS), Media-Related Skills (MRS), and Web-Based Skills (WBS). Using a separate sample (N = 354), a confirmatory factor analysis was performed and this supported the three-factor structure from the initial EFA. A comparison of alternative models revealed that the correlated three-factor and second-order (three-factor) models had the best fits; and were adequate representations of pre-service teachers' computer self-efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore