ERIC Number: EJ1168444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Internet and Democracy: Is the Internet an Important Predictor for Physical Education Teacher Candidates' Attitudes towards Democracy?
Cogent Education, v4 n1 Article 1275088 2017
Today, in the digital age, the Internet usage is common among university students. The Internet is also an important platform for actively participating in democracy. This study explores physical education (PE) candidate teachers' attitudes toward the Internet and democracy. It also explores whether the Internet is an important predictor for democracy. In adopting the survey design, a total of 455 PE teacher candidates participated in the study. The study used the "Attitude Scale towards Internet Use" and the "Attitude Scale of Democracy" as data collection tools. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation (Pearson) techniques, and multiple regressions analyses. It was found that PE teacher candidates have positive attitudes towards the Internet and democracy. There was a significant positive correlation (p < 0.05) found between the Internet and democracy. The study also found that the Internet is an important predictor of negative views of democracy.
Descriptors: Internet, Democracy, Predictor Variables, Physical Education Teachers, Multiple Regression Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Correlation, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teacher Education Programs, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Attitude Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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