Paper Information

Journal:   PAZHOUHESH-NAMEYE TARBIATI   FALL 2009 , Volume 5 , Number 20; Page(s) 135 To 158.
 
Paper: 

THE SURVEY OF HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS’ VIEW POINT ON COMPUTER UTILIZATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO COMPUTER ANXIETY

 
 
Author(s):  RASTEGARPOUR H., SALIGHEH FARIBA, ALVANDI SARABI MOHAMMAD, KAVOUSIAN J.
 
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Abstract: 
An applied descriptive study was conducted to investigate the use of computer in instruction and its relation to teacher’s computer anxiety. The population was 14356 teachers who were teaching high schools in Tehran.548 teachers were selected randomly as the sample of the study of which 282 were males and 266 females. Computer Anxiety Test and a questionnaire were utilized to collect the data. The data were then analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics. The following conclusions were obtained: -There was no significant relation found between educations, sex, and teaching background of the teachers and computer training (pre test and post test) .
-There was a significant negative relation between computer utilization and computer anxiety.
-There was a significant relation between the use of computer in instruction and computer training of the teachers. However, there was no significant relationship between computer training prior to their instruction.
-There was a significant relation between computer utilization and on the job computer training and prior training. But there was no significant relation between their computer utilization and teachers computer training.
-There was a significant relationship between computer experience and hours spent working with computer anxiety of the teachers.
-There was no significant relation between computer utilization and sex of the teachers.

Based on the findings of this study it was proposed that the teachers must learn computer and its language, to enhance their computer skills during their training in order to be albe to computer in the market.
 
Keyword(s): COMPUTER UTILIZATION, COMPUTER ANXIETY, INSTRUCTION, INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTER
 
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