Journal of Educational Sciences > Volume 27, No. 2, 2015
Investigating the Intentions of Student Teachers to Adopt Web 2.0 Applications in their Teaching in the Future Using Decomposed Theory of Planed Behavior (DTPB) / Suad A. AL-Furaih
The purpose of this study was to investigate the behavioral intentions of student teachers for using Web 2.0 applications in their classroom in the future. A total of 76 student teachers enrolled in a compulsory technology-oriented course at college of education, Kuwait University were involved in this study. Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB) was adopted to construct the study's tool for investigating these behavioral intentions. Fourteen factors were tested within the study hypotheses: Actual behavior, Behavioral intentions, Attitude, Subjective norms, Perceived behavioral control, Perceived usefulness, Perceived ease of use, Perceived compatibility, Superior influence, Peer influence, Student influence, Self-efficacy, Facilitating technology conditions, and Facilitating resources conditions. The study results revealed that all the fourteen factors, with no exception, were strong predictors of behavioral intentions for student teachers to use Web 2.o applications in their classrooms in the future. These findings indicate that DTPB is considered a successful theoretical framework for investigating these behavioral intentions. The study concludes with some recommendations addressed for teacher education institutions.
Keywords: Behavioral Intentions – Web 2.0 – Teacher Education – Higher Education.