International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 106

Article in Press

Evaluating the Factors Affecting Teachers’ Readiness on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Integration in Business Studies in Public Secondary Schools in Abia State Nigeria

IHEUKWUMERE, ODOCHI CHINWE-EDOZIE

  •  Received: 09 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 20 May 2019
The study evaluated the factors affecting teachers’ readiness on ICT integration in business studies in public secondary schools in Abia state Nigeria. Two research questions were answered and two hypotheses tested. The population of the study consisted of 154 business studies teachers from Aba zone in Abia state Nigeria. The data used for this study were ICT competence (X1), the teachers’ personal characteristics (X2), students’ behavior (X3), ICT infrastructure access (X4), capacity building (X5), and ICT integration (Y). Data collected were subjected to multiple regression analysis on the basis which a relationship model was estimated using mainly primary data source. On the basis of the multiple regression output, a relationship model was estimated. The result of the multiple regression analysis revealed that at a significance level of 0.05, all the five factors affecting teachers’ readiness (X1, X2, X3, X4, and X5) are as a whole and/or individually has significant effect on ICT integration in business studies. It was concluded that all the five factors affecting teachers’ readiness contribute significantly in predicting ICT integration in business studies in public secondary schools in Abia state by explaining ICT integration by 55.8%. It was recommended among others that for ICTs to be fully integrated into secondary educationefforts should be made for the school administrators to be competent and have broad understanding of technology, curricular, administrative, financial and social dimensions of ICT use in education.

Keywords: Secondary school teachers, Teachers’ readiness, Information and communication technology, Integration, Business studies,