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"E-Teaching & E-Stress?" On the Use of ICT among the Finnish Teachers and its Impact on Teachers' Psychosocial Work Environment
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, University of Helsinki, Department of Education, Finland

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In the past few years the workload regarding the teacher occupation has increased remarkably. One of the reasons for this has been the introduction of information and communication technology (ICT) in education, which has imposed changes in the teaching praxis as well as in the structures of the teachers' psychosocial work environment. The purpose of the study is to find out how and to what extent ICT is being used at schools. In this study the use of ICT is related to the Job Demand-Control(JDC) model by Karasek & Theorell and the aim is to analyze the model and the use of ICT. The research objectives have been analyzed considering the gender perspective, teaching experience, type of school level and teaching subjects. Data was collected in March-April 2003 by postal questionnaires comprising 112 items in all. The sample consists of 407 Finnish teachers' responses in all representing comprehensive school-, upper secondary school- and vocational secondary school levels throughout the country. Primarily statistical multivariate methods were used in this study.

Citation

Walls-Carpelan, M.E. (2005). "E-Teaching & E-Stress?" On the Use of ICT among the Finnish Teachers and its Impact on Teachers' Psychosocial Work Environment. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1059-1062). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .

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