How do gender, Internet activity and learning beliefs predict sixth-grade students’ self-efficacy beliefs in and attitudes towards online inquiry?

Eero Sormunen, Norbert Erdmann, Suzanne Otieno, Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann, Teemu Mikkonen, Md Arman Hossain, Roberto González-Ibáñez, Mario Quintanilla-Gatica, Paavo HT Leppänen, Marja Vauras

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

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Abstrakti

Today’s students search, evaluate and actively use Web information in their school assignments, that is, they conduct an online inquiry. This current survey study addresses sixth-grade students’ self-efficacy beliefs in and attitudes towards online inquiry, and to what extent free-time and school-related Internet activity, gender and learning beliefs explain these. The questionnaire was administered in 10 schools to 340 sixth-graders in Finland. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed three elements of self-efficacy beliefs: self-efficacy in Web searching, the evaluation of sources and synthesising information. Furthermore, attitudes towards online inquiry loaded into two factors: a positive and a negative attitude towards online inquiry. A structural equation model was used to analyse the effects of the explanatory variables on the factors. The results of this work suggest that gender and free-time Internet use predict most sixth-graders’ self-efficacy beliefs in and attitudes towards online inquiry.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut1246–1261
JulkaisuJOURNAL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE
Vuosikerta49
Numero5
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä14 syysk. 2021
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2023
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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