The roles of social factor and internet self-efficacy in nurses' web-based continuing learning

Yen Lin Chiu, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

This study was conducted to explore the relationships among social factor, Internet self-efficacy and attitudes toward web-based continuing learning in a clinical nursing setting. The participants recruited were 244 in-service nurses from hospitals in Taiwan. Three instruments were used to assess their perceptions of social factor, Internet self-efficacy (including basic and advanced Internet self-efficacy) and attitudes toward web-based continuing learning (including perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, affection and behavior). Structural equation modeling (SEM) was utilized to identify the hypothesized structural model. The results of this study support that social factor is a significant factor correlated to Internet self-efficacy and attitudes toward web-based continuing learning (including perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and affection). In addition, nurses' basic Internet self-efficacy plays a key role in attitudes including perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and affection. However, advanced self-efficacy was not correlated to any of the attitudes. The behavior dimension was not linked to social factor or Internet self-efficacy, but was linked to perceived ease of use and affection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-450
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Continuing learning
  • Internet self-efficacy
  • Social factor
  • Web-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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