TURKISH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER CANDIDATES’ PERCEIVED COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AND ATTITUDES TOWARD COMPUTER
The aim of this study is to reveal the relation between the Turkish and English language teacher candidates’ social demographic characteristics and their perceived computer self-efficacy and attitudes toward computer. The population of the study consists of the teacher candidates in the Turkish and English language departments at the universities in Cyprus. The sample consists of 136 teacher candidates who were selected according to convenience sampling in Faculty of Education at Cyprus International University. In this study, the “Perceived Computer Self-Efficacy” scale developed by Aşkar and Umay and the “Attitude Toward Computer” scale developed by Aşkar and Orçan were used for collecting data. Considering the purposes of the study percentage documentation average, t-test, ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis, Scheffe and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation test were used in data analysis. The statistical significance level was accepted as .05 in the study. The result of this study shows that there is a significant difference in teacher candidates’ department, age, English proficiency level and socioeconomic level according to the perceived computer self-efficacy whilst according to the attitudes toward computer there is only a significant difference in the English proficiency level. Also, it was determined that there is a medium level positive statistical difference between perceived computer self-efficacy and attitudes toward computer.