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Cheng, Eddie W. L. – Educational Psychology, 2017
This study examined an extended theory of planned behaviour (TPB) model that specified factors affecting students' intentions to collaborate online for group work. Past behaviour, past experience and actual behavioural control were incorporated in the extended TPB model. The mediating roles of attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Group Activities, Electronic Learning, Models
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Putwain, David W.; Roberts, Christine M. – Educational Psychology, 2012
Previous research has examined the use of classroom fear and efficacy appeals from a student perspective, but little is known about teachers' views towards fear and efficacy appeals. In this preliminary study, we conducted a survey of 234 secondary school teachers. Results showed that teachers held mixed views towards the use of fear appeals and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Fear, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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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