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Volume 23 / Issue 12

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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-023-12-1132


Acceptance Scale of Tablet Computers by Secondary Education Students: Validity and Reliability Study

Murat Tezer (Near East University, North Cyprus)

Fatih Soykan (Near East University, North Cyprus)

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable tool for measuring the acceptance scale of tablet computers by secondary education students by involving the factors of social influences (SIs) and interactive perception. During the development process, the participants of the research consisted of 550 students from a private secondary educational institution during 2016-17. The survey form is comprised of six factors in total. These factors are perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitude towards use, SIs, perceived interaction (PI) and intention to adopt. The PI factor was deemed important after an examination of the literature and is included in the study. By applying exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis of the gathered data, a valid and reliable measuring tool, including 29 statements and six factors that measured the acceptance scale was developed. The study can also be improved by including new factors or supported by conducting comparative studies.

Keywords: human-computer interface, improving classroom teaching, interactive learning environments, secondary education

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