Developing a Survey Instrument to Measure Current Teachers’ Perceptions and Use of Social Media Communication Technologies in Teacher Lectures, In-class Activities, and Out-of-class Activities.
Wednesday, March 20 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Celebrity Ballroom 1&2
Presider: Monique Woodard, Drexel University, United States
Abstract: This paper will document the creation, implementations, and analysis of a survey instrument design to understand current teachers’ perceptions and use of social media communication technologies. The instrument was created based on the constructs of the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991). A multistage cluster sample strategy was be used. School districts are classified by the urban-centric locale codes are of city, suburb, town, and rural. A random sample of five school districts was taken from each of the four categories. In addition to being guided by previously validated statements, the researcher followed the recommended protocol for constructing a questionnaire that uses the theory of planned behavior as its theoretical orientation outlined by Fishbein and Ajzen (2015). Cronbach alpha reliability was used to address the consistency of the items measuring each construct.