EXAMINATION OF EDUCATIONAL INTERNET USAGE SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS OF TURKISH TEACHER CANDIDATES

Kürşad Çağrı Bozkirli

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The aim of this study is to examine the educational internet usage self-efficacy beliefs of Turkish teacher candidates studying at Kafkas University. The study, carried out with the survey model, included 209 Turkish teacher candidates studying at Kafkas University in 2016-2017 academic year and they were selected by random sampling method. In the study, “Educational Internet Use Self-Efficacy Beliefs Scale” developed by Şahin (2009) was used as data collection tool. The Cronbach alpha value of the scale consisting of 28 items was found to be 0.95. The data obtained were analyzed using SPPS 17.0 package program. Based on the results of the study, it was determined that Turkish teacher candidates found themselves sufficient in terms of educational internet use and educational internet usage self-efficacy beliefs did not change according to gender but differed significantly according to the grade levels of candidate teachers, owning a personal computer, and having internet connection at home.

 

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Turkish teacher candidate, educational internet, self-efficacy

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