Teachers’ attitude regarding the use of ICT. A factor reliability and validity study
Information and communication technologies
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Hernández Ramos, J. P., Martínez Abad, F., García Peñalvo, F. J., Herrera García, M. E., and Rodríguez Conde, M. J. (2014). Teachers’ attitude regarding the use of ICT. A factor reliability and validity study. Computers in Human Behavior, 31, 509-516. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2013.04.039
[EN] Current research examines the need for design and validation of a unifactorial scale to measure attitudes of university teachers with regard to ICT. The main goal of this study is to achieve a simple scale, composed of a single factor contributing a clearly reliable measure with acceptable content and factorial validity. A case study is presented, which has been developed with the teaching staff of the University of Salamanca (Spain). In this case study, an expert content validation was done at a first stage. After that, an attitude scale regarding the usage of ICT in teaching was applied with a representative sample of teachers (N = 2329; n = 161). An individual analysis of the items was made with the obtained results and then a Cronbach’s alpha based reliability test was carried out to show the internal consistency of the survey. Finally, an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis was applied to prove its structural soundness and unifactoriality. The main conclusion of this paper is to offer to the scientific community a tool with adequate psychometric properties that gives added pedagogical value to the introduction of ICT in higher education teaching.
Análisis psicométrico y validación factorial de una escala para la evaluación del uso de las TIC en profesorado universitario (educación superior).