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ERIC Number: EJ927496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
An Investigation of Taiwan University Students' Perceptions of Online Academic Help Seeking, and Their Web-Based Learning Self-Efficacy
Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung
Internet and Higher Education, v14 n3 p150-157 Jul 2011
This study was conducted to investigate Taiwan University students' perceptions (including experience, confidence and preference) of online academic help seeking (OAHS) and students' level of web-based learning self-efficacy (WLSE). Two instruments, OAHS questionnaire, consisting of "information searching," "formal" and "informal query" scales, and WLSE questionnaire, including "general" and "functional" scales, were then validated through collecting the responses from 300 university students. Results indicate reciprocal relations between experience, confidence and preference in students' online academic help seeking behaviors. Students' academic help seeking behaviors were related to their general self-efficacy in a web-based course setting. Students' functional WLSE was related to their perceptions of information searching for OAHS. Findings of this study also imply that students' experience of seeking help from informal online channels is prominent when they participate in a web-based course. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan