The interaction of attitude and self-efficacy with innovativeness and locus of control in teachers in a televised training course



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Texas Tech University


One-way instmctional television, as a delivery system, can present material in a manner that facilitates learning. Methods for effectively incorporating the medium into instmctional settings have been estabUshed and will continue to be explored as the technology continues to advance and become more commonplace in schools (Thompson, Simonson, & Hargrave, 1992).

The purpose of this study was to determine if participant's levels of innovativeness and locus of control demonstrate a relationship and/or an interaction with attitude and self-efficacy in a staff development course in technology taught via one way television. This set of participant personal variables is compared to determine if, after the delivery of the course, any one variable is a possible predictor of student attitude and self-efficacy. When combining the inclusion of technology into the curriculum and the deliver) of that training via one-way television, variables that predict success or failure are relevant (Rossett. 1987).