Does transformational leadership encourage teachers’ use of digital learning materials

Marjan Vermeulen*, Frederik Van Acker, Karel Kreijns, Hans Van Buuren

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Abstract

To gain insight into how to promote teachers’ use of digital learning materials (DLMs) in their pedagogical practices we adopted the Integrated Model of Behavior Prediction to investigate the relationships between organizational and teacher related variables. A representative sample of 772 teachers from primary, secondary or vocational education took part in a survey study. Conjectured combinations of direct and indirect relationships between the variables were tested for the best model fit with structural equation modeling. The results suggest that a model with mediating relations from leadership through ICT policy and professional development activities to the variables self-efficacy, attitude and social norm, combined with direct relations from leadership to the latter has the best fit for predicting teachers’ intention to use DLMs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006-1025
Number of pages20
JournalEducational Management, Administration & Leadership
Volume43
Issue number6
Early online date18 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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Keywords

  • Digital learning materials
  • transformational leadership
  • Integrated Model for Behavior Prediction
  • professional development
  • ICT policy

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Does transformational leadership encourage teachers’ use of digital learning materials. / Vermeulen, Marjan; Van Acker, Frederik; Kreijns, Karel; Van Buuren, Hans.

In: Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, Vol. 43, No. 6, 01.11.2015, p. 1006-1025.

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