Investigation of Teacher Candidates’ Technology Competencies and Perceptions in Terms of Various Variables

  •  Aysenur Yazar    


The aim of this study is to examine the teacher candidates’ technology competencies and perceptions in terms of various variables (gender, type of education, department, whether they have their own computers or not, the situation of connecting to the Internet). The study is a survey model, and the research group consists of five hundred eighteen teacher candidates studying in nine different departments in the spring term of 2018–2019 academic year at Atatürk University Kazım Karabekir Education Faculty. “Technology Perception Scale” and “Computer Competency Scale”, which is developed by Tınmaz (2004), were used as data collection tools. The Cronbach alpha value of the Technology Perception Scale was calculated as ninety-four, and the Computer Competency Scale was eighty-eight. Independent Samples “T” test and Kruskal Wallis “H” test were used for data analysis. It has been concluded that there is no significant difference in terms of technology competencies of the teacher candidates in terms of education type, department, having own computer or not, and internet connection variabilities but there is a significant difference in terms of technology competencies in terms of gender (in favor of male) and there is a significant difference in terms of perceptions of gender (in favor of men), type of education (in favor of evening education), department, whether having a computer or not (in favor of having a computer) and the variables of connecting to the Internet. 

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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