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ERIC Number: EJ1154122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
College Students' Perceived Learning Environment and Their Social Media Engagement in Activities Unrelated to Class Work
Alt, Dorit
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v45 n5 p623-643 Oct 2017
The aim of this study was to assess the connection between students' perceived constructivist learning environment and their involvement in activities unrelated to class work via social media engagement (SME), while considering the moderating role of their openness to diversity and challenge (ODC) in explaining both variables. Another aim was to measure the impact of SME on students' achievement (GPA). Data were gathered from 271 undergraduate students. According to the structural equation modeling results, a negative coefficient result was shown between the perception of the learning environment as constructivist and SME constructs. ODC was found positively connected to both variables. The students' GPA was mainly explained by their cultural affiliation. Implications of these findings and directions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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