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Ahmadian, Moussa; Pasand, Parastou Gholami – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study explores Iranian EFL learners' online reading metacognitive strategy use and its relation to their self-efficacy in reading comprehension. It further examines the effect of gender in this respect. To these ends, the Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS) and reading selfefficacy questionnaire were adopted and administered to 63…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Ahmad, Asad; Khan, Mohammed Naved; Rahman, Obaidur – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2017
Purpose: Internet is both a medium and a platform for information exchange. This characteristic of internet is gradually metamorphosing it into an e-learning enabler. A significant percentage of internet users access health-related information through the medium of internet, but little is known about the factors that determine such behaviour. This…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Access to Information, Internet, College Students
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Alrekebat, Amjad Farhan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study was to identify the Internet addiction and its relationship to self-efficacy level among Al-Hussein Bin Talal University students. The study sample consisted of 300 female and male students, who were selected randomly. The participants completed a questionnaire that consisted of two scales: Internet addiction which was…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Gender Differences, Correlation, Addictive Behavior
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Reed, Phil; Reay, Emma – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
This study explored the relationship between problematic levels of Internet use and motivation to study in a university sample. One hundred and sixty-two participants were recruited online and completed four questionnaires: Internet Addiction Test, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Emotional-Social Loneliness Scale, and the Motivated…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Simsek, Eylem; Sali, Jale Balaban – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2014
How Internet addiction affects happiness of university students in terms of their cognitive and emotional resources was not adequately investigated. One of the inner resources of life satisfaction and happiness is defined as psychological capital (PsyCap), under the paradigm of positive psychology. PsyCap consists of four main sub-factors: hope,…
Descriptors: Internet, Addictive Behavior, College Students, Emotional Response
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Kuo, Yu-Chun – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This study investigated student interaction, satisfaction, and performance in accelerated online learning environments with the use of an online learning course-management system. The interactions assessed in this study included learner-learner interaction, learner-instructor interaction, and learner-content interaction. The participants were…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Acceleration (Education)
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Simmons, Aneika L.; Payne, Stephanie C.; Pariyothorn, Matthew M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
According to the "Internal-External Efficacy model", self-efficacy is an insufficient explanation for self-regulated behavior because it ignores the influence of external resources. Applying this theory of motivation to the prediction of creative performance, the extent to which means efficacy or the belief in the utility of external…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Predictive Validity, Role
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Samruayruen, Buncha; Enriquez, Judith; Natakuatoong, Onjaree; Samruayruen, Kingkaew – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
This study identified five effective self-regulated learning (SRL), investigated the correlation of demographic information and SRL, and measured significant predictor of prior experiences on SRL. Eighty-eight Thai learners participated in the SRL survey, which was adapted from the MSLQ. The findings indicated that Intrinsic Goal and Self-Efficacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Internet
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Austin, Erica Weintraub; Pinkleton, Bruce E.; Austin, Bruce W.; Van de Vord, Rebecca – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To compare the extent to which information efficacy (confidence for acquiring useful information) and media literacy skills predict knowledge and self-efficacy for preventing or treating the health threat of influenza. Participants: A random-sample survey of 1,379 residential students enrolled at a northwestern public university was…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Self Efficacy, Media Literacy, Internet
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Hauser, Richard; Paul, Ravi; Bradley, John – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationships between changes to computer self-efficacy (CSE) and computer anxiety and the impact on performance on computer-related tasks in both online and face-to-face mediums. While many studies have looked at these factors individually, relatively few have included multiple measures of these…
Descriptors: Innovation, Personal Autonomy, Self Efficacy, Management Information Systems
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Yoon, Cheolho; Hwang, Jae-Won; Kim, Rosemary – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2012
Due to the ever-increasing use of the Internet, information security has become a critical issue in society. This is especially the case for young adults who have different attitudes towards information security practices. In this research, we examine factors that motivate college students' information security behaviors. Based on the concept of…
Descriptors: Internet, Privacy, Computer Security, Information Security
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Vieira, Edward T., Jr.; Grantham, Susan – Educational Psychology, 2011
In this study, the authors attempted to examine the roles of trait autonomy, trait self-efficacy, important goal-related task engagement and gender in predicting whether undergraduate university students are willing to set difficult goals. One hundred and thirty-six undergraduate communications students from the North-Eastern USA completed an…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Goal Orientation
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Internet and Higher Education, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Odaci, Hatice – Computers & Education, 2011
Although computers and the internet, indispensable tools in people's lives today, facilitate life on the one hand, they have brought new risks with them on the other. Internet dependency, or problematic internet use, has emerged as a new concept of addiction. Parallel to this increasing in society in general, it is also on the rise among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Predictor Variables