School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
21st Century Technology, Teacher Efficacy, Technology Efficacy
Woods, Kimberly D., "Teacher Technology Efficacy: The Relationship Among Generation, Gender, and Subject Area of Secondary Teachers" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2538.
This predictive, correlational study is designed to examine the relationship between the technology efficacy of gender, generation (baby boomers, millennials, and generation X), and subject area using teachers who use 21st century technology tools and devices in a high school setting. In this non-experimental study, participants submitted their online responses to the 34-item survey, Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment Questionnaire for 21st Century Learning (TPSA C-21), as well as their demographic information via Google Forms. The researcher used multiple regression to analyze participants’ anonymous responses. In using a multiple linear regression analysis, the researcher examined results of the TPSA C-21 and concluded that the gender and generation predictor variables showed a statistically significant ability to predict teacher technology, namely on the Total Scale, WWW, Integrated Applications, and Emerging Technologies Skills scales of the TPSA C-21. The subject area variable did not display an ability to predict teacher technology efficacy scores on any scale of the TPSA C-21.