Usage of ICT in relation to self-efficacy among secondary school teachers
Author(s): Dr. Shamshir Singh and Shwetlana Singh
Abstract: One of the most striking features of ICTs is their ability to transcend time and space. With the gradual rise of internet, a profusion of learning resources on virtually any topic and in a variety of mediums may now be accessed by an infinite number of individuals from anywhere and at any time of the day. This is especially important for many secondary schools in underdeveloped nations, where library resources are scarce and obsolete. The present study was undertaken to explore the Usage of ICT in relation to Self-Efficacy among secondary school teachers. The investigator collected data from 76 teachers of private and 45 teachers teaching in government secondary schools of Varanasi. Two sets of questionnaires consisting of usage of ICT and self-efficacy based on the Five-point Likert Scale were used to collect data from the secondary school teachers in Varanasi. Percentage analysis was used to explore the levels of self-efficacy and ICT usage among secondary school teachers. Furthermore, product-moment correlation and t-test were employed to find out the relationship and significant differences between ICT usage and self-efficacy between private and government secondary school teachers of Varanasi city. The findings of the study revealed that the majority of secondary school teachers came under the category of average level of ICT usage and Self-Efficacy. The study also revealed that there was a significant relationship between high and average levels of ICT usage and the self-efficacy of secondary school teachers. The study also revealed that there was a significant difference in the ICT usage and self-efficacy of government and private secondary school teachers.