The Faculty Attitudes Toward Information Technology
The Faculty Attitudes Toward Information Technology (FAIT) provides assessment of university and college faculty attitudes toward new information technologies. It includes subscales from Teachers Attitudes Toward Computers Questionnaire 3.2a (such as E-mail use for instruction) plus background questions tailored for university faculty.
Instrument - FAIT - Reliabilities
|Subscales||Alpha||No. of Variables|
|F5 (Negative Impact on Society)||.84||10|
|F6 (Classroom Learning Productivity)||.90||14|
|F7 (Kay Semantic)||.94||10|
Gilmore, Elizabeth L. (1998). Impact of training on the attitudes of university faculty in the use of technology. p. 21. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Texas, Texas.
Recommended Administration Procedures
This instrument is a subset of the 7-factor structure of the TAC, with the items rearranged in scale order. As a result it is quick and reliable and can be used as several scales independently. Normal completion time is less than 15 minutes.
Scoring the Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Information Technology (FAIT 1.1) Questionnaire
The Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Information Technology (FAIT 1.0) gathers data on five separate indices from respondents. FAIT is drawn from a subset of the Survey of Teachers' Attitudes Toward Computers which is a 99-199 item Likert/Semantic Differential instrument for measuring teachers' attitudes toward computers. The subset (TACv3.2a) uses 105 items to gather data on seven factors: Enthusiasm, Anxiety, Avoidance, E-mail for Classroom Learning, Negative Impact on Society, Productivity Improvement, and Semantic Perception of Computers. The FAIT (v1.0) uses 68 items on a five point Likert instrument to gather data on five factors
- Enthusiasm/Enjoyment (F1),
- Anxiety (F2),
- Productivity Improvement (F6),
- Avoidance (F3) and
- E-mail Use for Classroom Learning (F4).
The following sections describe how to score each scale: