ERIC Number: EJ1054617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
The Relationships between Academic Self-Efficacy, Computer Self-Efficacy, Prior Experience, and Satisfaction with Online Learning
Jan, Shazia K.
American Journal of Distance Education, v29 n1 p30-40 2015
This study investigated the relationships between academic self-efficacy (ASE), computer self-efficacy (CSE), prior experience, and satisfaction with online learning and explored how ASE, CSE, and satisfaction vary with age and gender. One hundred and three graduate students enrolled in purely online courses in January 2014 at a university in the midwestern United States participated in the survey. Scales with known reliability were used to measure ASE, CSE, and satisfaction. The study showed a significant positive correlation among all the variables except CSE and satisfaction. Regression analysis showed ASE to be most predictive of satisfaction with online learning. Females had a higher mean ASE than males, and participants aged thirty-five years and above had a higher mean CSE than younger participants.
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Computer Literacy, Academic Ability, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Regression (Statistics), Reliability, Surveys, Measures (Individuals), Prior Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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