Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables
Emre Dağaşan 1 *
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1 Kafkas University, Kars, Türkiye
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2023 - Volume 5 Issue 3, pp. 292-306
https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 20 Oct 2023

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In this research, we conducted an examination of the digital literacy proficiency of educators specializing in Turkish Language, considering several crucial variables. The study aimed to explore the digital literacy competence of teachers in relation to factors such as age, years of experience, computer ownership, duration of computer usage, internet usage time, and participation in social media platforms. We employed a quantitative research approach for this investigation, employing a survey model designed to collect data from a broad sample, thus capturing essential characteristics of this group. The research population encompassed Turkish and Turkish Language and Literature teachers employed in educational institutions under the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. The study's sample consisted of educators working in the Eastern Anatolia Region during the year 2023, selected using a convenience sampling method. To assess the digital literacy levels of these teachers concerning various factors, we employed the Digital Literacy Scale, originally developed by Ng (2012). This scale comprises four dimensions: attitude, cognitive, technical, and social, encompassing a total of 17 items. The scale's validity and reliability were confirmed in a prior study conducted by Hamutoğlu et al. (2017). Participants provided responses on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 5 (Strongly Agree) to 1 (Strongly Disagree). For the data analysis, we utilized SPSS 26 statistical software. Descriptive statistics (% and f) were used for data presentation, while independent samples t-tests were employed to identify score variations associated with variables such as gender, personal computer ownership, and possession of social media accounts. Additionally, one-way ANOVA tests were conducted to analyze age and years of experience, while another one-way ANOVA analysis was performed to assess score differences based on the duration of computer usage. The findings of the study revealed that Turkish and Turkish Language and Literature teachers generally exhibit effective utilization of information and communication technologies in their professional practices. Gender was found to have no significant impact on digital literacy levels, whereas owning an individual computer and active engagement in social media positively correlated with teachers' digital literacy competencies. Furthermore, the study demonstrated a tendency for digital literacy levels to decrease with increasing years of experience among educators. 
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Reference: Dağaşan, E. (2023). Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 5(3), 292-306. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108
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Reference: Dağaşan E. Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2023;5(3), 292-306. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108
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Reference: Dağaşan E. Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2023;5(3):292-306. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108
In-text citation: (Dağaşan, 2023)
Reference: Dağaşan, Emre. "Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2023 5 no. 3 (2023): 292-306. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108
In-text citation: (Dağaşan, 2023)
Reference: Dağaşan, E. (2023). Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 5(3), pp. 292-306. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108
In-text citation: (Dağaşan, 2023)
Reference: Dağaşan, Emre "Analysis of language teachers' digital literacy levels in terms of various variables". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 5, no. 3, 2023, pp. 292-306. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202324108
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