ERIC Number: EJ1110720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Tertiary Students' Intention to e-Collaborate for Group Projects: Exploring the Missing Link from an Extended Theory of Planned Behaviour Model
Cheng, Eddie W. L.; Chu, Samuel K. W.; Ma, Carol S. M.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v47 n5 p958-969 Sep 2016
With the emergence of web technologies, students can conduct their group projects via virtual platforms, which enable online collaboration. However, students' lack of intention to use web technologies for conducting group work has recently been highlighted. Based on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), this paper developed and examined an extended model, specifying what factors affect e-collaborative intentions. Data were collected from major tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. A total of 1120 students completed the questionnaire. The partial least square approach to structural equation modelling was used to analyse the "a priori" hypothesised model, which was empirically supported. Past experience and self-esteem were found to play substantial roles in explaining e-collaborative intentions. Moreover, the mediating roles of attitudes and perceived behavioural control were confirmed.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes, Group Activities, College Students, Questionnaires, Structural Equation Models, Self Esteem, Student Experience, Intention, Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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