Investigating The Relationship Between Curiosity Level And Computer Self Efficacy Beliefs Of Elementary Teachers Candidates

Çağırgan D. , Yaman Y. , Deringöl Y. , Özsarı İ.

Turkish Online Journal Of Educational Technology, cilt.10, sa.4, ss.248-254, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: Turkish Online Journal Of Educational Technology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.248-254


Nowadays, “lifelong learning individual" concept is gaining importance in which curiosity is one important

feature that an individual should have as a requirement of learning. It is known that learning will naturally occur

spontaneously when curiosity instinct is awakened during any learning-teaching process. Computer self-efficacy

belief is defined as “individual's self-judgment related to computer using”. In this context, this study is aimed to

analyze the relation between elementary teacher candidates' curiosity level and computer self-efficacy belief who

will raise the future information society. The study conducted with senior teacher candidates of Elementary

Education Department - Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Elementary Education in Hasan Ali Yucel

Education Faculty at Istanbul University in 2009 - 2010 academic years. “Computer Self-Efficacy Belief Scale”

developed by Aşkar and Umay (2001) and "Curiosity Scale” adapted in Turkish by Demirel and Coşkun (2009)

were used as data collection tools. SPSS 13.00 was used for whether there is a relationship between data.

According to gender variety, findings showed "Self-Efficacy Belief regarding to computer did not differ, female

students’ curiosity level was statistically higher than male students, and there was a connection between total

score of “Self-Efficacy Belief Scale and Curiosity Scale" total score and Width Dimension Score, but there is no

connection with Depth Dimension Score.