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Investigating Predictors of Pre-service Science Teachers’ Behavioral Intention toward e-Resources for Teaching

Ahmed Tajudeen Shittu 1 * , Bamidele Wahab Kareem 1, Omotayo Olabo Obielodan 2, Michael Ayodele Fakomogbon 2

CONTEMP EDUC TECHNOL, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 142-157

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This study examined predictors of pre-service science teachers’ behavioral intention toward eresources use for teaching in Nigeria. The study used cross-sectional survey research method and a questionnaire with a set of items that measure technology preparedness, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and behavioral intention to gather the data of the study. The sample of the study is comprised of 124 pre-service science teachers graduating from a teacher education program in a Nigerian university. The research instrument of the study was subjected to validity and reliability check. Structural Equation modeling and t-test analysis was used to test the hypotheses of the study and the data collected were used to fit the specified model of the study. The findings of the study showed that technology preparedness does not statistically influence students’ behavioral intention towards e-resources use for teaching, but perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use does. The study also revealed that significant difference exists between male and female pre-service teachers behavioral intention towards e-resources use for teaching. Thus, the findings of the study confirm the validity of technology acceptance model construct and provide evidence that technology preparedness of pre-service teacher is inadequate to induce their behavioral beliefs toward future use of e-resources for classroom practice.