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African American female students in online collaborative learning activities: The role of identity, emotion, and peer support
Jianxia Du1; Mingming Zhou1; Jianzhong Xu2; Sao San Lei1
2016-10-01
Source PublicationComputers in Human Behavior
ABS Journal Level3
ISSN0747-5632
Volume63Pages:948-958
Abstract

The aim of the present study was to explore how African American female students perceived their experience of online collaborative learning. A qualitative study was conducted in a university in Southeastern United States. We conducted semi-structured interviews with nine African American female students in an online multimedia instructional design course. Data triangulation was achieved by including the analysis of the students' emails, their posts on online chat room and bulletin boards. Results revealed that the perspectives of African American women towards online collaborative learning could be categorized into three themes: (a) peer support perceived as a give-and-take process with a sense of fairness, (b) group member role as a formation of identity, and c) "frustration" as a common response to differing levels of peer participation and interaction. These emerging factors reflected African American women's perceptions towards online collaborative learning and provided profound implications for future research and practice.

KeywordAfrican American Women Cultural Diversity Groupwork Online Collaboration
DOI10.1016/j.chb.2016.06.021
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary ; Psychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000382340000100
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorMingming Zhou
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
2.Mississippi State University,,United States
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Jianxia Du,Mingming Zhou,Jianzhong Xu,et al. African American female students in online collaborative learning activities: The role of identity, emotion, and peer support[J]. Computers in Human Behavior,2016,63:948-958.
APA Jianxia Du,Mingming Zhou,Jianzhong Xu,&Sao San Lei.(2016).African American female students in online collaborative learning activities: The role of identity, emotion, and peer support.Computers in Human Behavior,63,948-958.
MLA Jianxia Du,et al."African American female students in online collaborative learning activities: The role of identity, emotion, and peer support".Computers in Human Behavior 63(2016):948-958.
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