• Factors That Influence Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Online Teaching   [CCE 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Naraphol Deechuay, Sorakrich Maneewan
  • Online teaching is still an innovative medium for the delivery of instruction. A better understanding of the variables that influence Thai teachers’ self-efficacy in online teaching would enable institutions to provide better organizational support which may lead to significant impact on the adoption of online learning in Thai educational institutions. The purpose of this paper was to explore the relationship between organizational support and demographic factors and teachers’ self-efficacy and motivation for online teaching. By gathering questionnaire data from 309 elementary school teachers, the results of this study shown that teaching experience, organizational support and teachers’ motivational goal orientation towards online teaching are the main factors associated with level of self-efficacy in online teaching. Less-experienced teachers who per-ceived their schools as being strong in supportive of their autonomy and professional development are more likely to express high self-efficacy beliefs in online teaching. Implications of this study are important for edu-cations planning to develop competency in online teaching.
  • Institutional Environment; Organizational Support; Social Support; Motivational Orientation; Self-efficacy Beliefs; Online teaching; e-Learning
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