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ERIC Number: ED464938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-1
Pages: 11
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Effects of Online Instruction on Locus of Control and Achievement Motivation.
Liu, Yuliang; Lavelle, Ellen; Andris, James
This study investigated how the online instruction in a graduate instructional technology course affects learners psychological factors, such as locus of control and achievement motivation. It was expected that learners would be more internal at the completion of the course than at the beginning, and that learners would have higher achievement motivation scores at the completion than at the beginning of an online course. Twelve graduate students participated in this project, which used a single group pretest-posttest design. The first hypothesis was supported in that participants internal locus of control scale scores increased by the completion of the online course, although scale scores had indicated externality at the beginning on both scales used. The second hypothesis was not supported, since no significant differences were found in any of the three achievement motivation subscales, work mastery, and competitiveness, over the pretests, midterm tests, and posttests. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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