Investigation of relationship between preservice teachers' unethical computer using behavior and attitudes towards the using of internet
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The aim of this study is determining the thoughts of preservice teachers regarding unethical computer usage behaviors and variables affecting these thoughts. Within the framework of this general aim, the relationship between the thoughts of their regarding unethical computer usage behavior and their attitudes intended for Internet usage, and whether their thoughts regarding unethical computer usage behavior differentiate according to the class they receive education, departments and gender have been examined. It is a descriptive study aiming to reveal an existing situation. The study data were collected by using a personal information questionnaire, Unethical Computer Using Behavior Scale, Attitude towards Internet Using Scale. The sample of the study is composed of 298 preservice teachers. According to the research results, it has been determined that thoughts of their regarding computer usage behaviors are ethical, and these thoughts differentiate according to gender, department and class. Moreover, a significant relationship between thoughts of their regarding unethical computer using behaviors and their attitudes about Internet usage has been found. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.