Academic success is about self-efficacy rather than frequency of use of the learning management system

Broadbent, Jaclyn 2016, Academic success is about self-efficacy rather than frequency of use of the learning management system, Australasian journal of educational technology, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 38-49, doi: 10.14742/ajet.2634.

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Title Academic success is about self-efficacy rather than frequency of use of the learning management system
Author(s) Broadbent, JaclynORCID iD for Broadbent, Jaclyn
Journal name Australasian journal of educational technology
Volume number 32
Issue number 4
Start page 38
End page 49
Total pages 14
Publisher ASCILITE
Place of publication Tugun, Qld.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1449-5554
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
Summary Previous studies have investigated the association between the frequency of student learning management system (LMS) use (logins, discussion board use, resources used, etc.) and academic achievement. These studies indicate that low LMS use by students is likely to result in less academic success. However, these models fail to take into account self-beliefs that may also increase the explanatory value of learning analytics from the LMS. This study surveyed 310 students (M = 22.10 years, SD = 6.30 years) undertaking a first year health psychology subject. Results show the central role of self-efficacy in predicting student performance. Online activity was not predictive of performance, suggesting the primacy of psychological factors more so than online engagement in determining outcome. Of the motivational factors, amotivation was the single significant predictor of academic achievement. Proposed future research directions include the need to evaluate whether these results are sustained over time.
Language eng
DOI 10.14742/ajet.2634
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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