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

Wong Su Luan1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 8, 2007, 576-583

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.576.583

Submitted On: 26 March 2007 Published On: 31 August 2007

How to Cite: Luan, W. S. (2007). Development and Early Score Validation of the Malaysian Educator’s Information Technology Attitude Scale (MEITAS). American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(8), 576-583. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.576.583

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.

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Information Technology
  • Educators