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ERIC Number: EJ1217663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Adding Self-Efficacy Features to an Online Statistics Lesson
Huang, Xiaoxia; Mayer, Richard E.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v57 n4 p1003-1037 Jul 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of adding four self-efficacy features to an online statistics lesson, based on Bandura's four sources of self-efficacy information. In a randomized between-subjects experiment, participants learned statistical rules in an example-based online environment with four self-efficacy features added (treatment group) or not (control group). Results of analyses of variance showed that the treatment group performed better on practice (d = 0.36), retention (d = 0.39), and transfer (d = 0.42) tests as well as reporting higher self-efficacy (d = 0.44) and lower task anxiety (d = -0.45). Further, mediation analyses revealed that the effect of treatment group on performance was fully mediated by task anxiety and self-efficacy. The results support the inclusion of self-efficacy features in online mathematics lessons, when the goal is to improve learning outcomes by reducing anxiety and increasing self-efficacy. The results show the utility of applying Bandura's model of self-efficacy to technology-based learning environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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