The attitudes of pre service history teachers towards teaching profession and technology and their self efficacy about usage teaching materials


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Akbaba B.

International Journal of Academic Research, vol.5, no.5, pp.94-101, 2013 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7813/2075-4124.2013/5-5/b.14
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Academic Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-101

Abstract

The prime objective of this study is to determine the attitudes of the history pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards the teaching profession and the technology and their self-efficacy for the use of teaching materials. The sample of this research based upon the relationship searching model is constituted by 303 history pre-service teachers who had already taken the “Teaching Technologies and Material Design” course. The data analyses were carried out by the use of the correlation analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation models and Sobel test. According to the data obtained from the study there was a positive and meaningful relation between the history pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards the teaching profession and the technology and all the sub dimensions of their self-efficacy for the use of teaching materials. The effect of the attitude towards the teaching profession on the self-efficacy of the use of the teaching materials has become much more important by the mediation of the attitude towards the technology.