School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Administration; Education, Technology; Education, Community College
Attitudes, Instruction, Teachers, Technology
Dartt, Michael David, "The Impact of Teacher Attitudes on Technology Use During Instruction" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 434.
This collective, instrumental case study measured the impact of attitudes on the amount of time technology was used by three Algebra 2 teachers. The Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1991) served as the theoretical framework. Data was collected through pre-observational surveys, classroom observations, and stimulated recall interviews. When common attitudes were discovered in participants, the amount of time that they used technology differed. Regarding the impact of attitudes on the amount of time spent using technology, results were mixed. In some instances attitudes had a profound influence, but in other circumstances they had none. There were cases where obstacles prevented the participants from using technology. Therefore, elements besides attitudes should be considered when determining why people neglect employing technology.