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Survey Paper | Statistics | Saudi Arabia | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018
PYP Teachers Attitude towards Computer in Saudi Arabia
Zeenat Zaidi  | Aisha Farid
Abstract: Teachers attitudes towards computers play a crucial role in the teaching learning process. The present paper aims to study and examine the attitude of university teachers engaged in teaching students of Preparatory Year Program in Saudi Arabia, towards computers in terms of age, rank, training and gender. Attitudes of a sample of 124 teachers of Qassim University, Saudi Arabia were assessed using Computer attitude scale (CAS) by Loyd and Gressard (1984), which is a Likert scale instrument based on four subscales Computer Anxiety, Computer Confidence, Computer Liking and Computer Usefulness. The acquired data was analyzed using independent sample t-test and one way ANOVA through the statistical software named Statistical Package for social sciences (IBM SPSS, Version 21). Both the tests revealed that age, rank, training and gender have a significant effect on the teachers attitude towards computer. The younger Lecturers are found to have more positive computer attitude. Moreover, male respondents in comparison to female ones show more interest and comfort in using computers. Similarly, teachers who have had some computer training show more positive computer attitude. The results also show an overall positive computer attitude of the PYP teachers in Qassim University. Considering these results, it is recommended to organize periodic computer training or workshops for faculty, especially for the females, on various programs, word processing, spreadsheets etc. for futuristic teaching /learning environment.
Keywords: Pedagogical effectiveness, Preparatory Year Program, Computer Technology, Computer attitude, Independent sample t-test, one way ANOVA and SPSS
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,
Pages: 952 - 958
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