Acceptence of TPC Scale - Validity and Reliability Study

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Güngören Ö. C. , Bektaş ,. M. , ÖZTÜRK E. , Horzum M. B.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.39, no.176, pp.69-79, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 176
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2014.3497
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-79


Technology is oftenly used in numerous areas, also including the field of education. Especially the tablet computers (TPC) play an important role in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the educational studies. In order for the emergence of the aforementioned effect and the effective use of the TPCs by the students, it is necessary for the students to accept the tablet computers by having a positive behaviour towards them, feeling that they are easy to use and also useful for the learning activities, while also having intentions of using them in the learning activities. In this study, the secondary education students' acceptance of the TPCs was analyzed by selecting the technology acceptance model as the baseline and developing the Tablet Computer Acceptance Scale. A valid and reliable scale that measured the secondary education students' acceptance of the TPC emerged as a result of the study.