Relationship of Using Information Technology and Adaptability to Teachers Common Sense

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Associate Professor, department of Educational Studies, Lamerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lamerd, Iran.

2 Bushehr Province, Khorang Province, Azadegan Branch, 6th Private Home, Mahmoud Safaee

Abstract


The present study was aimed to examine the relationship between using IT (information technology) and adaptability with common sense in high school teachers (second grade) of Bandar Kangan. This research was practical in terms of objective, and it was descriptive and correlational in terms of method. The statistical population of the present study consisted of all high school teachers (second grade) in Bandar Kangan. Sample size was 150 individuals who were selected using a random sampling method. Measurement tools included Tromso's (2001) common sense questionnaire, Bell's (1961) adaptability questionnaire, and Mahmudi's (2013) "level of using IT" questionnaire. In order to determine the reliability of the questionnaires, Cronbach's alpha method was used. Its alpha coefficient for the questionnaires of common sense, social adaptability, and ICT was 0.78, 0.95, and 0.89, respectively. The results obtained from this research indicated that there was a positive significant relationship between the level of using IT and its eightfold components (employees' competency, adjustability, adaptability, connection, speed, segmentation, capability, facilities, and novelty) with the level of adaptability and common sense in high school teachers (second grade) of Bandar Kangan. The results of regression analysis also showed that predictor variables (IT components) generally predict about 0.30 of adaptability variance and 0.35 of common sense variance.
 

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