Nurses' motivations for web-based learning and the role of internet self-efficacy

Jyh Chong Liang, Szu Hsien Wu

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical nurses' Internet self-efficacy and motivations toward Web-based learning. The sample consisted of 256 volunteer nurses from one selected medical centre in Taiwan. This study used the Internet Self-efficacy Survey (ISS) and the Motivations about Web-based Continuing Learning Survey (MWCL) for the investigation. The results showed that the ISS and MWCL were deemed to be sufficiently reliable for assessing nurses' Internet self-efficacy and motivations toward Web-based learning. It was also found that the nurses' motivations toward this approach to learning were predicted by their self-efficacy in terms of the Internet as well as their service years; that is, nurses with higher Internet self-efficacy and less working experience tended to display higher motivations for Web-based continuing learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-37
Number of pages13
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Internet self-efficacy
  • Motivation
  • Nurse
  • Web-based continuing learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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