Non-cognitive Precursors of technology integration for Chinese Language Teachers: Grit and Resistance

Xianquan Liu, Aiqing Yu, Qizhen Deng, Le Kang, Fitsum Abebe, Guy Trainin

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Teaching language with technology has opened up new possibilities and landscapes. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of technology while showing the amount of effort pedagogically sound application of technology requires. With the rapid development of educational technology and a top-down decision-making approach, language educators in China reported significant resistance toward technology integration. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between experience, resistance, and technology grit of Chinese language educators to understand the precursors to effective technology use. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to validate the instruments used in the study. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was then employed in the data analysis. The findings showed that grit and resistance are negatively correlated while experience did not. In conclusion...
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2022
EditorsElizabeth Langran
Place of PublicationSan Diego
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781939797612
StatePublished - Apr 2022


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