Technological self-efficacy among school leaders in Oman: A preliminary study

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There is more need today for school leaders to be up-to-date with technology and its various uses in education. Enhancing self-efficacy in the use of technologyis an expected role of educational leadership preparation programmes. This study investigated technological self-efficacy of a group of educators in leadership positions while participating in a leadership preparation programme at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. The findings show that these educators had high technological self-efficacy. There were also significant, positive relationships between technological self-efficacy variables, academic achievement and age. Age was negatively correlated with general learning self-efficacy and also with one indicator of academic achievement. In the qualitative analysis, the study used the framework of the Theory of Margin (TM) to identify the factors affecting technology self-efficacy. Results indicate that, while participants with a high power-load margin (PLM) reported a higher number of internal and external powers, those with a lower PLM reported a higher number of internal and external loads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-772
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2017



  • adult learning
  • age
  • Oman
  • Self-efficacy
  • technological leadership
  • Theory of Margin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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