Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Music teachers’ computer anxiety and self-efficacy

Deniz Beste Cevik KILIC
  • Deniz Beste Cevik KILIC
  • Balikesir University Necatibey Faculty of Education, Department of Music Education, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 20 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 26 May 2015
  •  Published: 10 June 2015


This study aims to examine the computer anxiety and self-efficacy of music teachers in terms of different variables. The research is implemented on 124 music teachers. A personal information form and scales of Computer Anxiety and Self Efficacy are implemented on 124 music teachers. Data are analyzed with one way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Pearson correlation coefficient. The results of the research show that gender creates a significant discrepancy in the perception of both computer anxiety (the computer anxiety of female teachers is higher) and self-efficacy (computer self-efficacy of male teachers is higher). The variables of occupational seniority, computer use frequency and having a computer of own do not create a significant difference for computer anxiety and its sub-factors “anxiety of harming the computer and the job”, “learning anxiety” and computer self efficiacy. In addition, the variable of computer anxiety has been shown to make a significant difference for computer self-efficacy with computer anxiety and its sub-factors. In addition, it is seen that the music teachers who have their own computers, who use computers frequently and who have more experience in using computers have less computer anxiety and higher self-efficacy. Another finding of the study indicates that there is a high level of negative significant relationship between computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety. This reveals that those who have higher computer self-efficacy have less computer anxiety.

Key words: Music teacher, computer anxiety, computer self-efficacy.