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ERIC Number: EJ1142267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Pre-Service Teachers' Attitude towards Information and Communication Technology Usage: A Ghanaian Survey
Gyamfi, Stephen Adu
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v13 n1 p52-69 2017
This study employed the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to empirically investigate factors that influence Ghanaian pre-service teachers' attitudes towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage. To achieve this aim, the study extended the TAM framework by adding leadership support and job relevance as exogenous variables. Data were randomly collected from 380 pre-service teachers studying a 3-year Diploma in Education programme in Ghana. Based on a multiple stepwise regression analysis, the findings suggested the following: (1) leadership support significantly influenced perceived ease of use; (2) job relevance significantly influenced perceived usefulness; (3) perceived usefulness significantly influenced attitude towards use; (4) perceived ease of use significantly influenced attitude towards use (5) the TAM is significant for pre-service teacher education context except the relationship between perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. The study contributed to the literature by validating the TAM in the pre-service teacher education context in Ghana. It also provided several implications for the research and practice of ICT adoption in the developing world context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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