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ERIC Number: EJ858520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
The Role of Goal Orientation and Self-Efficacy in Learning from Web-Based Worked Examples
Crippen, Kent J.; Biesinger, Kevin D.; Muis, Krista R.; Orgill, Marykay
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v20 n4 p385-403 Oct 2009
The goal of this study was to understand the roles of goal orientation and self-efficacy when learning from worked examples. A Web-based learning environment, used as a component of a traditional undergraduate chemistry course, served as the context for the study. Goal orientations were derived from Elliot and McGregor's (2001) achievement goals framework. Structural equation modeling was applied to measures of individual goal orientation, self-efficacy, use of online worked examples and achievement (N=176). Results indicate that a mastery-approach orientation was the strongest predictor of achievement, but worked example use and self-efficacy were not related to either of the mastery orientations. For the performance orientations, worked example use was established as an antecedent to self-efficacy and achievement. Results are discussed in terms of goal theory and its application to the design of instructional materials. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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