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Relationship between Computer Attitudes and Literacy of Science Teachers in Secondary Schools in Nigeria

BJ Ogunkola, RA Olatoye

Abstract


This study investigated the relationship between computer attitudes and
literacy of science teachers in secondary schools in Nigeria. A sample of two
hundred and forty (240) science teachers drawn from the four political
divisions of Ogun State, Nigeria was used for the study. Two valid and
reliable instruments namely Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) and Computer
Literacy Self-Assessment Scale (CLSAS) were used to collect the needed
data. Frequency, count, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product
Moment Correlation were employed for data analyses. The findings revealed
that there is a significant relationship between the computer attitudes and
literacy of the science teachers. However, only computer confidence out of
all the sub-scale of computer attitudes is significantly related to computer
literacy, while others like computer anxiety, liking and usefulness are not. It
is recommended all the stakeholders in education in Nigeria should be
exposed to regular seminars and workshops with the aim of making them see
the reality that computers are very important in today’s effective teaching
and learning.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v3i2.43625
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