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ERIC Number: EJ1097044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-3394
A Study of Factors Affecting Online Student Success at the Graduate Level
Kupczynski, Lori; Mundy, Marie-Anne; Jones, Don J.
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v5 May 2011
This study examines the effect of variables related to student satisfaction with particular attention to student expected GPA. The study questionnaire included items related to instructor presentation, feedback, caring and instructor rating. The research design used in this study was causal-comparative so that a cause-and-effect relationship could be ascertained. The study surveyed 1438 students taking various courses at a university in southern Texas who completed the study questionnaire over two semesters. Preliminary data in this study pointed towards significant relationships between the variables of presentation, feedback, caring and instructor rating. However, subsequent data pointed toward a single relationship in which students with expectations for a grade of (A) demonstrated higher levels of satisfaction. The data also showed an inclination towards increased satisfaction with increased GPA expectations. This development may point toward an issue of student self efficacy as it relates to both expectations and satisfaction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A