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Title: The Relations Between Motivational Beliefs, Academic Delay, and Academic Achievement in Online Learning Environments
Authors: Cheng, Sheng-Lun
Xie, Kui
Collier, Jessica
Hebert, Waneta
Haro, Angelica
Keywords: Learning Sciences
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Cheng, S., Xie, K., Collier, J., Hebert, W., & Haro, A. (2022). The relations between motivational beliefs, academic delay, and academic achievement in online learning environments. In Chinn, C., Tan, E., Chan, C., & Kali, Y. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2022 (pp. 945-948). International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between motivational beliefs, academic delay, and academic achievement in an online science course. The sample included one hundred and sixty-eight undergraduate students. We extracted data on timestamps for assignment submissions from the learning management system to capture students’ behavioral delay for each assignment over the course of the semester. Using multilevel modeling, the results showed that the relation between academic delay and academic achievement was moderated by motivational beliefs. The negative effect of momentary delay on academic achievement depended on academic self-efficacy, while the negative effect of habitual delay on academic achievement depended on emotional cost. These findings point out that academic delay is not always harmful. Lateness in online courses is particularly detrimental to demotivated students but less consequential for motivated counterparts. Simply focusing on academic delay without considering who is engaging in the dilatory behavior could be misleading for intervention.
Description: Short Paper
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