Predictors Of Web-Student Performance: The Role Of Self-Efficacy And Reasons For Taking An On-Line Class
Computer attitudes; Distance education; Self-efficacy; Web-based instruction
This study investigated college students' personal choices for taking web-based courses and whether their self-efficacy for the course content and technological components would predict their performance in on-line sections of a class. Students (n = 122) who enrolled because they enjoyed web-based learning environments or were curious about web courses had higher self-efficacy and better class performance than students who enrolled solely because of course availability. Data are also presented regarding the relationships between self-efficacy, on-line course activity, and the formation of cyber-learning communities. These results are discussed with regard to their implications for educational research and applications for web-based instruction. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Computers in Human Behavior
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Wang, Alvin Y. and Newlin, Michael H., "Predictors Of Web-Student Performance: The Role Of Self-Efficacy And Reasons For Taking An On-Line Class" (2002). Scopus Export 2000s. 2621.