The relationships between master degree students' online academic information search behaviors and online academic help seeking

Ying Ju Chiu, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore master degree students' online academic help seeking(OAHS)via their online academic information search behaviors (OAISB) and to compare theironlineacademic help seeking between different groups. The participants were 386 master degree students in Taiwan, and we divided it into groups of major (science and non-science), including 210 science major samples and 176 non-science major samples. Take advantage of exploratory factor analysis,correlation analysis, and path analysis, this study found that some relationships existing between master degree students'online academic information search behaviors and their approaches to online academic help seeking.The results showed that the multiple sources as accuracy was a sufficiently reliable tool to assess master degree students' online academic help seeking.Non-science master degree students' deep as content could predict their using online resources appropriately but not science master degree students, content relevant to the goal might play a role in non-science master degree students'onlineacademic help seeking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages306-311
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2013 Nov 182013 Nov 22

Other

Other21st International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period13/11/1813/11/22

Keywords

  • Help seeking
  • Online
  • Searching evaluative standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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