Share Paper: A Preliminary Exploration of the Effects of Personality and Self-Efficacy for Online Learning in Higher Education

  1. Jillianne Code, University of British Columbia, Canada
  2. Nick Zap, University of British Columbia, Canada
Thursday, June 27 2:45 PM-3:15 PM Oost

Abstract: Colleges and universities, over the past two decades, have increasingly turned to parallel online or blended delivery offerings to augment traditional face-to-face courses and programs. This research study examines the personality types of students attracted to these courses, the role of the student's self-efficacy in their success, and specifically the role of the student's self-efficacy in learning online on their academic achievement. There were several key findings in the preliminary analysis presented in this paper. First, the demographics of the students who chose to take these courses over a two-year period tended to be female (68.8%) and / or identified ...