The Relationship of Using Information Technology with Increasing Motivation of Elementary Students in Empirical Science

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Department of Education, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr, Iran

2 MSc Student of Curriculum Educational of E-Campus Branch, Islamic Azad University,Tehran, Iran.

3 PhD in Philosophy of Education, Department of Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad university, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between using information technology and increasing motivation of elementary school students in science lessons. The research method is descriptive-correlation. The statistical population of the study was 10000 elementary students in Qom. According to Morgan table, 373 people were selected by random cluster sampling as sample. Data were collected using the Zamani and Azimi (2008) information technology questionnaire and Vallerend academic motivation questionnaire (1992). The validity of the questionnaires was calculated from the content validity method and their reliability through Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.84 and 0.82, respectively. Descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviation and inferential statistics including Pearson's correlation coefficient were used for analyzing. The results demonstrated that there is a significant relationship between using information technology with increasing academic motivation. Also, based on the results, there is a relationship between using technology with academic motivation components including knowing, moving forward to successfulness, motive experience, matching, introspecting, extrinsic adjustment and lack of motivational.

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