ERIC Number: EJ1063254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
A Cultural Comparison of Trust in eLearning Artifacts
Simmons, Lakisha L.; Simmons, Chris B.; Hayek, Mario; Parks, Rachida; Mbarika, Victor W.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v10 n4 p547-574 Oct 2012
A significant body of literature focuses on learning mediated by technology (eLearning). We conceptually develop and empirically test a model of trust antecedents with online undergraduate students. Contributing to the student eLearning success literature, we posit that eLearning students require the support of technologies and trust in those technologies to feel satisfied with their learning and perceive that they will have a positive learning outcome. This study considers the effect of culture by comparing the trust and satisfaction of American and Latin American students in eLearning technologies. By conducting this study in two countries that differ in terms of national culture power distance and individualism, we learned that culture directly and significantly impacts trust in learning technologies. Culture also significantly changes the strength of the relation between trust and satisfaction. Future research directions and implications for researchers and higher education instructors are discussed.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Comparative Analysis, Trust (Psychology), Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Usability, Participant Satisfaction, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Reliability, Appropriate Technology, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States