Examining psychological aspects in online discussion

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Abstract

This paper discusses the psychological aspects evolved in the use of online discussion as experienced by a group of students who participated in online discussion. Samples consisted of 55 postgraduate students who were enrolled in a research methodology course that includes online discussion as one of the learning activities. Data were collected using open ended questionnaire. Findings were reduced into thematic categories to represent psychological aspects experienced by the participants in the online discussion process. Several psychological themes emerged namely: self-esteem, self efficacy, motivation, psychological resistance and academic anxiety which reflect the importance of psychological aspects that should be considered in the implementation of online learning approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages3168-3172
Number of pages5
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

Other

Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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Psychology
Learning
Students
learning
self-esteem
self-efficacy
Self Efficacy
Self Concept
student
Motivation
anxiety
Research Design
Anxiety
questionnaire
methodology
Group

Keywords

  • Asynchronous learning
  • Online discussion forum
  • Psychological aspects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Examining psychological aspects in online discussion. / Rahman, Saemah; Mohammad Yasin, Ruhizan; Mohd. Yassin, Siti Fatimah; Mohd Nordin, Norizah @ Norazah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 3168-3172.

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Rahman, S, Mohammad Yasin, R, Mohd. Yassin, SF & Mohd Nordin, NN 2011, Examining psychological aspects in online discussion. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 3168-3172, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.266
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