Validation of Mobile Phone Use in the Classroom Survey
Monday, March 6 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Presider:Cynda Fickert, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Although mobile phone use in schools is increasing swiftly, very little is known about teachers’ willingness to use these devices in the classroom or their beliefs regarding the possible uses of this technology in their classrooms. In addition, there are no valid surveys to explore teacher perceptions. The purpose of this study was to validate the Mobile Phone Use in the Classroom (MPUC) survey, an instrument developed by Thomas, O'Bannon and Britt (2014) in order to support continued exploration of this gap in the literature. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) followed by Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) (n = 1151) was utilized to evaluate the psychometric properties of the MPUC. Results supported a two-factor model. The two scales were identified as the Perceived Classroom Uses Scale and the Perceived Barriers Scale. A discussion of the results and their implications are provided.