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ERIC Number: EJ1133834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Psychological Engagement of Students in Distance and Online Learning: Effects of Self-Efficacy and Psychosocial Processes
Vayre, Emilie; Vonthron, Anne-Marie
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v55 n2 p197-218 Apr 2017
The aim of this study is to test a model of online learners' engagement, which integrates social support (from teachers, peers, and family members) and sense of community as direct and indirect factors, with academic self-efficacy playing a mediating role. Survey results based on a questionnaire administered to 255 students enrolled in an online university course confirm, but only partially, our hypothesized model. Path analysis revealed that social support provided by teachers was the only interindividual factor that influenced students' engagement. Moreover, the sense of community was also a significant direct predictor of online learners' engagement. Finally, self-efficacy functioned as a mediator only between the sense of community and engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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