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ERIC Number: EJ1260309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2472-5749
Attitudes toward Technology among Distance Education Students: Validation of an Explanatory Model
Romero Martínez, Sonia J.; Ordóñez Camacho, Xavier G.; Guillén-Gamez, Francisco D.; Bravo Agapito, Javier
Online Learning, v24 n2 p59-75 Jun 2020
Attitudes toward technology are preconceived notions that affect the teaching-learning process and the academic-professional performance of students, in particular those who use technology. This investigation has two objectives: to test the measuring properties (reliability, factorial structure) of an instrument that measures attitudes and to propose and validate a model that hypothesizes digital competence and frequency of use of technologies have a positive impact on attitudes. The sample included 1,251 students of the Madrid Open University in a nonexperimental, explanatory study using structural equation methodology. The results indicated adequate psychometric properties for the test and good adjustment of the proposed model (X[superscript 2] = 163.91, df = 37, p < 0.001) allowing for further exploration of the relationship between use, skill, and attitudes in the distance education context and improving the properties of measuring instruments proposed in Spanish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid)
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