Pre-service teachers' Facebook usage in relation to various background variables
Author(s):
MEENAKSHI. G
Keywords:
Facebook, Pre-service teachers, quantitative research method, General and educational purpose of Facebook usage.
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the level of Facebook usage among pre-service teachers. Participants of this study were 208 pre-service teachers of various government, private-aided and private-unaided B Ed colleges. For the purpose of this study, the tool used was questionnaire of 5-point scale from ‘Never’ to ‘Very frequently’, developed by Ilfa – Zaidi, which was useful to collect demographic information and about Facebook usage (general, educational and overall purposes) of pre-service teachers. This study is a quantitative research method which includes collection of data through Survey method. The collected data was then analyzed through Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and MS-Excel, descriptive statistics were used which include frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test. The results conclude that there was no significant difference in the levels of Facebook usage(general, educational and overall purposes) between pre-service teachers studying in English and Kannada medium as well as the pre-service teachers of Age group of below 25 years and above 25 years of age, but there was a significant difference between the male and female pre-service teachers in the levels of Facebook usage for general, educational and overall purposes. Facebook groups provide pre-service teachers with informational, social as well as intellectual support during their teaching practice, it also helps to incorporate the technology into their lives in a way that may differ from intentions of the course instructor.
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Unique Paper ID: 157528

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 7

Page(s): 495 - 503
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