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ERIC Number: EJ1092422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Factors Influencing Turkish Preservice Teachers' Intentions to Use Educational Technologies and the Mediating Role of Risk Perceptions
Kilinc, Ahmet; Ertmer, Peggy A.; Bahcivan, Eralp; Demirbag, Mehmet; Sonmez, Arzu; Ozel, Ruhan
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v24 n1 p37-62 Jan 2016
An expanded version of the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1991), which incorporated the concept of Risk Perceptions (RP), was used to examine the intentions of Turkish preservice middle school teachers to use educational technologies (ET) in their future classrooms. A modified survey was developed and tested with a sample of 1,667 teacher education students. Descriptive results suggest that participants found ETs useful, and not particularly risky, although some concerns were expressed. Attitude (AT), subjective norm (SN), and perceived behavioral control (PBC) were significant predictors of the variance in Behavioral Intention to use ETs. In addition, RP served as a mediator between the model components of AT, SN, PBC and intentions to use ETs. The results of this study have implications for Turkish policy and practice, including the potential benefits to be gained by highlighting how future teachers and students might benefit from the use of these new technologies, as well as by attending to the risk perceptions that may exist among novice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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