Growth mindsets and flexible thinking in first-time online students’ self-efficacy in learning

ID: 49897 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Hungwei Tseng, Jacksonville State University, United States
  2. Yu-Chun Kuo, Rowan University, United States

Wednesday, March 8 11:50 AM-12:10 PM

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The present study seeks to examine gender differences of the first-time online students with respect to flexible thinking and mindset and to investigate the impacts of flexible thinking, mindset, and self-efficacy in learning on the first-time online students’ online learning engagement. The findings suggested that both female and male first-time online learners were capable to adapt to changes in learning situations and accept the utilizations of new technologies. Moreover, an individual who has a growth mindset appeared to be more likely to participate in all kind of learning situations and to put more effort in dealing with challenges.

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