School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Glenn R. Holzman
Primary Subject Area
Education, General; Education, Technology
Christian, education, school, size, technologies, utilization
Patton, Daniel Nelson, "The Effect of School Size on the Utilization of Educational Technologies" (2008). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 127.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of school size, as defined by student enrollment and by total school budget, on the utilization of educational technologies. The focus group for this investigation was Christian schools that were further delineated by three criteria: (a) membership, (b) scope of program, and (c) geographic location. Membership was schools that were members of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Scope of program was schools with comprehensive programs. Geographic location was schools in two ACSI regions. The survey instrument covered 23 categorical questions, several of which contained sub-questions. Survey data including the categorical questions and sub-questions provided a total of 36 data fields. Five data fields provided demographic information, and 31 data fields provided utilization of educational technologies information. Data from a total of 154 schools were considered in the final analysis. The study did not support the null hypotheses for this research since the analysis of the data found a significant correlation between school size (total enrollment and total school budget) and a school's utilization of educational technologies within a number of the data fields.