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Push or pull? A longitudinal survey study on the acceptance of tablets in secondary education

Cédric Courtois (UGent) , Frederik De Grove (UGent) , Hannelore Montrieux (UGent) , Annelies Raes (UGent) , Lieven De Marez (UGent) and Tammy Schellens (UGent)
(2013) INTED Proceedings. p.356-364
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This paper reports on the introduction of the tablet as an educational tool in a secondary school in Flanders, Belgium (N = 694). Drawing upon the Theory of Planned Behavior, it questions the relative extent to which attitude and subjective norm stably explain pupils’ prospective forced uptake of the device, as well as its actual use three months later. The results indicate that attitude, next to perceived behavioral control (both direct and indirect through attitude) is a relatively strong factor in explaining intention and use. In turn, social norm plays a secondary, indirect role through attitude. Interestingly, it shows this perception is brought about by parents and peers, not by teachers and the school board. Still, the role of attitude is much more prominent. The pupils generally consider the tablet as instrumental, although their positive attitude is strongly linked to the expectation of having a more enjoyable learning experience. Our results indicate that after three months, the prior expectations relatively hold up and remain substantially stable.
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Secondary Education, Tablets, Theory of Planned Behaviour

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MLA
Courtois, Cédric, Frederik De Grove, Hannelore Montrieux, et al. “Push or Pull? A Longitudinal Survey Study on the Acceptance of Tablets in Secondary Education.” INTED Proceedings. 2013. 356–364. Print.
APA
Courtois, C., De Grove, F., Montrieux, H., Raes, A., De Marez, L., & Schellens, T. (2013). Push or pull? A longitudinal survey study on the acceptance of tablets in secondary education. INTED Proceedings (pp. 356–364). Presented at the 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED).
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Courtois, Cédric, Frederik De Grove, Hannelore Montrieux, Annelies Raes, Lieven De Marez, and Tammy Schellens. 2013. “Push or Pull? A Longitudinal Survey Study on the Acceptance of Tablets in Secondary Education.” In INTED Proceedings, 356–364.
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Courtois, Cédric, Frederik De Grove, Hannelore Montrieux, Annelies Raes, Lieven De Marez, and Tammy Schellens. 2013. “Push or Pull? A Longitudinal Survey Study on the Acceptance of Tablets in Secondary Education.” In INTED Proceedings, 356–364.
Vancouver
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Courtois C, De Grove F, Montrieux H, Raes A, De Marez L, Schellens T. Push or pull? A longitudinal survey study on the acceptance of tablets in secondary education. INTED Proceedings. 2013. p. 356–64.
IEEE
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C. Courtois, F. De Grove, H. Montrieux, A. Raes, L. De Marez, and T. Schellens, “Push or pull? A longitudinal survey study on the acceptance of tablets in secondary education,” in INTED Proceedings, Valencia, Spain, 2013, pp. 356–364.
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  abstract     = {This paper reports on the introduction of the tablet as an educational tool in a secondary school in Flanders, Belgium (N = 694). Drawing upon the Theory of Planned Behavior, it questions the relative extent to which attitude and subjective norm stably explain pupils’ prospective forced uptake of the device, as well as its actual use three months later. The results indicate that attitude, next to perceived behavioral control (both direct and indirect through attitude) is a relatively strong factor in explaining intention and use. In turn, social norm plays a secondary, indirect role through attitude. Interestingly, it shows this perception is brought about by parents and peers, not by teachers and the school board. Still, the role of attitude is much more prominent. The pupils generally consider the tablet as instrumental, although their positive attitude is strongly linked to the expectation of having a more enjoyable learning experience. Our results indicate that after three months, the prior expectations relatively hold up and remain substantially stable.},
  author       = {Courtois, Cédric and De Grove, Frederik and Montrieux, Hannelore and Raes, Annelies and De Marez, Lieven and Schellens, Tammy},
  booktitle    = {INTED Proceedings},
  isbn         = {978-84-616-2661-8},
  issn         = {2340-1079},
  keywords     = {Secondary Education,Tablets,Theory of Planned Behaviour},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Valencia, Spain},
  pages        = {356--364},
  title        = {Push or pull? A longitudinal survey study on the acceptance of tablets in secondary education},
  year         = {2013},
}

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