American Journal of Applied Sciences

Development and Early Score Validation of the Malaysian Educator’s Information Technology Attitude Scale (MEITAS)

Wong Su Luan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.576.583

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 8

Pages 576-583

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and provide initial validation evidence for an instrument to measure educators’ attitudes toward IT. Data were collected from 817 participants comprising both pre and in-service teachers in four phases. Two separate factor analyses were conducted for the pre-service teacher data and in-service teacher data. Principle component analysis, with varimax rotation, suggested three distinct constructs: affect, perceived usefulness and behaviour. The scores of the instrument also showed high reliability.

Copyright

© 2007 Wong Su Luan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.