Self Efficacy, Academic Satisfaction and Academic Motivation in Students with Reference to Learning Management System


Umm e Kulsoom

Supervisor: Ms. Afsheen Masood

Degree: Msc

Year: (2010-2012)

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research explored differences in the domain of self-efficacy, academic motivation and academic satisfaction among students those who study in traditional face-to-face learning system (on campus) and those who study in virtual Learning environments (online systems). It was hypothesized that the self efficacy, academic motivation and academic satisfaction of the students would vary due to the adopted learning management system. The sample consisted of three hundred (N 300) students, i.e. 150 from e-learning set up/online learning management systems and 150 from regular mainstream students. In order to collect data, the measure used was The University Students Motivation, Satisfaction, and Learning Self-efficacy Questionnaire v.3 (Neil, 2008). An indigenous demographic questionnaire was also administered on the respondents. The data was analyzed using SPSS v.l6.0. The independent sample t-test analyses was undertaken to find out the differences between two groups of students i.e. those seeking education at campus and those seeking education at home. The findings from the current research delineate that there significant difference in the means of self-efficacy, academic motivation and academic satisfaction of at home versus at campus students. These findings carry strong implications for educationist and practitioners alike.

Keywords:  self-efficacy, academic satisfaction, academic motivation, learning management system.

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