The Correlation between Temperament and Technology Preference and Proficiency in Middle School Students
School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
differentiation, KTS, MBTI, Middle School, technology, temperament
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Instructional Media Design | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching
Sterling, Sabrina, "The Correlation between Temperament and Technology Preference and Proficiency in Middle School Students" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 846.
The purpose of this study was to identity the relationship between the temperament of middle school students, their level of interest and proficiency in technology-related activities. This study also aimed to identify the differences in proficiency of the students in the technology programs. Participants were selected from two middle schools in the medium-sized rural school system. State technology test results and a student technology interest survey were analyzed using analysis of variance and descriptive statistical measurements. Correlational studies help educators evaluate existing curricula, differentiate current instruction, and plan for future programs. The results of this study suggested that there is a dominant technology temperament tied to the green measurement on the True Colors Splash test. These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted with older students and adults. Few studies have addressed technology temperament as it applies to working with younger students, therefore, this research will also add to the body of literature
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