Preschool teachers' internet attitude and their internet self-efficacy: A comparative study between pre-service and in-service teachers in taiwan

Yi Hui Lin*, Jyh Chong Liang

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Abstract

There are increasing opportunities for learners and instructors in different education level to engage in Internet-based or Internet assisted learning and instruction; therefore, it is important to explore pre-service and in-service preschool teachers' Internet attitudes and Internet self-efficacy. This paper explores 1210 Taiwanese preschool teachers, including 673 pre-service teachers and 537 in-service teachers' Internet attitudes and Internet selfefficacy. Internet Attitude Scale (IAS) and Internet Selfefficacy Scale (ISS) were conducted to assess preschool teachers' attitudes and their self-efficacy toward the Internet. Exploratory factor analyses indicated adequate reliability and validity of the two questionnaires. Results of this study were shown that in-service teachers' scores in perceived usefulness of Internet were significantly higher than the pre-service teachers' scores. However, pre-service teachers' scores in affection toward Internet were significantly higher than in-service teachers' scores. Moreover, the regression analyses revealed that preschool teachers' general selfefficacy can positively predict their Internet attitude of perceived usefulness, perceived control and behavior, and their communicative self-efficacy can positively predict their Internet attitude of perceived control and behavior. However, the preschool teachers' status (i.e. pre-service and in-service) was negatively predicting the Internet attitude of affection and behavior. As the results, the in-service preschool teachers would be more likely to be fill with anxiety when using the Internet and less frequently to use Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IIAI International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAIAAI 2012
Pages334-339
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IIAI International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAIAAI 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2012 Sep 202012 Sep 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 IIAI International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAIAAI 2012

Other

Other1st IIAI International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAIAAI 2012
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period2012/09/202012/09/22

Keywords

  • Internet attitude
  • Internet self-efficacy
  • Preschool teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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