The influence of Schwartz's values on teacher's Internet usage: A quantitative study of cross cultural value differences between European nations

Meghana Aleti, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study investigated the Impact of human values on teacher Internet usage at individual levels across various nations. Schwartz's higher order values: Openness to Change, Conservation, Self-Enhancement, and Self-Transcendence are used as value variables. Teachers' are categorized as primary education, secondary education or college level. College teachers showed heavy Internet use when compared to secondary and primary teachers. Conservation higher order value was most significant among college teachers. Openness to Change and Self-Enhancement values are positively correlated with heavy Internet use among various nations. This study should be of interest to education and policy makers interested in comparison of Internet use across different European nations.^

Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral|Education, Technology of

Recommended Citation

Aleti, Meghana, "The influence of Schwartz's values on teacher's Internet usage: A quantitative study of cross cultural value differences between European nations" (2011). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1494326.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1494326

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