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ERIC Number: EJ797524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Self-Efficacy, Motivational Email, and Achievement in an Asynchronous Math Course
Hodges, Charles
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v27 n3 p265-285 Jul 2008
In this 15-week study the effects of motivational email messages on learner self-efficacy and achievement in an asynchronous math course were investigated. A repeated measures design was used. One hundred, ninety-six participants were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. Specially designed email messages were sent weekly to both groups for 4 weeks. Eighty-six participants completed the study. Self-efficacy to learn mathematics asynchronously (SELMA) was measured at weeks 0, 5, and 14. Achievement was measured at weeks 5 and 15. Statistically significant relationships were found between SELMA and achievement. Within each group, the SELMA measurements taken at week 5 were significantly higher than the other SELMA measurements. No significant differences were detected between the groups. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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